CBS chief voices 3D-TV doubt, News Corp upbeat

By April 29, 2010Newswires

CBS chief voices 3D-TV doubt, News Corp upbeat

By Alex Dobuzinskis

BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) – CBS Corp President and Chief Executive Les Moonves sounded a skeptical note on Wednesday about converting television shows to 3-D, saying he was unimpressed with the visual quality of experiments he has seen so far.

Speaking at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, he said he has seen prototype conversions to 3-D of old episodes of “Star Trek” — and that they did not “knock him out” or convince him there was a market for such shows.

“Does the experience get good enough on television to work? I’m not sure it’s going to be economically viable for the near future,” the media executive said.

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