D-FLATION: ESPN says it will stop broadcasting its 3-D channel by the end of the year because it doesn't have enough viewers.

3-D DUD: The move is an acknowledgment that 3-D TV has been a flop. People haven't been buying anywhere close to as many 3-D TVs as manufacturers hoped.

NO HOME APPEAL: While 3-D is a popular feature in theaters, people balk at wearing the glasses at home. Many also feel that the 3-D doesn't add much to the experience. TV makers are now focusing on boosting the resolution of their sets, instead.