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HOME VIDEO MARKET BETTER THAN BELIEVED

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The home video market may not be so depressed as some reports have suggested. While average household spending for sales and rentals of physical discs dropped 11 percent — to $133.31 in 2011 versus $149.53 in 2010 according to researchers IHS Screen Digest — the reason may have had less to do with piracy than […]

NETFLIX SHARES SOAR ON NEW RESEARCH

February 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

High-flying shares of Netflix rose to new heights on Monday following word that the online movie rental company is launching a movie-streaming service aimed at owners of Android mobile devices. Netflix already provides such a service for iPhone users. Also on Monday, it was reported that in January, Netflix streamed 200 million videos — 38 […]

BAD YEAR FOR DVD SALES, ANALYSTS SAY

January 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sales of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, which already were down 13 percent in 2010, are likely to take a steeper dive in 2011, according to analysts interviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Current economic conditions are the root cause of the decline, the analysts say, as well as the ease with which consumers can now […]

“AVATAR” SETS ANOTHER RECORD

May 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Avatar continues to mow down records — this time in the home-video market. According to industry researcher Screen Digest, the James Cameron blockbuster has surpassed The Dark Knight as the top Blu-ray seller and appears likely to break the 13-week record for total home-video sales. According to Screen Digest it took Avatar just two weeks […]