Foxtel 3D
Picture format1080i (3DTV)
OwnerFoxtel Networks
Launched1 November 2010[1][2]
Closed27 August 2013[3][4][5]

Foxtel 3D was an Australian television channel owned and operated by Foxtel, and dedicated to 3D programming. The channel launched on 1 November 2010,[2] mainly taking sports programming from ESPN/ESPN 3D and FOX Sports. The channel also broadcast documentaries and live music events alongside sport.[1] On 27 January 2011, the channel aired Despicable Me 3D, the first 3D movie on Australian television.[6]

In July 2013, following the news that ESPN 3D and the BBC were ceasing 3D productions in 2013, Foxtel announced that Foxtel 3D would cease broadcasting on 27 August 2013 due to a lack of available 3D content,[3][4] and also due to a lack of interest.[5]

The first Foxtel 3D logo used


  1. ^ a b Bodey, Michael (20 September 2010). "Foxtel to dive into 3D with dedicated channel". The Australian. Sydney: News Limited. p. 30. Retrieved 22 September 2023. The Foxtel 3D channel would be multi-branded, taking content from any number of networks, including Fox Sports and ESPN, and screening documentaries and live music events alongside sport.
  2. ^ a b Pearson, Georgina (20 September 2010). "Foxtel to unveil its 3D channel". Mumbrella. Retrieved 22 September 2023.
  3. ^ a b Knox, David (29 July 2013). "Foxtel to close 3D channel". TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Closure of 3D channel". Foxtel. Archived from the original on 5 August 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2023.
  5. ^ a b "Foxtel ditches 3D due to lack of interest". The Age. Melbourne: Fairfax Media. 30 July 2013. p. 5. Retrieved 22 September 2023. Foxtel says the channel would be removed from the on-screen and online TVguides on August 27. Foxtel says it is no longer viable for Foxtel to maintain a dedicated 3D channel.
  6. ^ "Foxtel to air Despicable Me in 3D". Throng. 21 January 2011. Archived from the original on 11 April 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2023 – via Australian Web Archive.