With Anemic Blu-Ray Disc Sales, Home Entertainment Grew Modestly In 2013

By | Thursday January 16, 2014 @ 8:32am PST

So much for the high-def discs that studios once hoped would revive home entertainment. Consumers bought about 124M Blu-ray discs in the U.S. last year, + 4.2% vs 2012, research firm IHS Technology reports this morning. DiscsBut with prices falling, … Read More »

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U.S. Disc Rentals -3.4% In 2011: Rentrak

By | Monday March 26, 2012 @ 4:40am PDT

Consumers spent $5.65B renting DVDs and Blu-ray discs in 2011, Rentrak says this morning citing data from its Home Video Essentials tracking service. That’s down 3.4% from 2010. But consumer defections from disc rentals appear to be accelerating. In the last three … Read More »

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Home Video Spending Up 4.9% In 3Q

The industry’s Digital Entertainment Group credits a 58% gain in spending on Blu-ray discs vs last year’s 3Q and a 12.8% pickup in electronic sell-though (to $135.9M) for much of the gain in 3Q consumer spending, to $3.93B. The … Read More »

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‘Star Wars’ 40 Hours Extra Blu-Ray Footage

By | Saturday August 13, 2011 @ 4:19pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Nobody has found a way to squeeze more cash out of a film franchise than George Lucas has done with Star Wars, and he’s at it again. Here’s a trailer for the release of the six films on … Read More »

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