03.03.2010 09:25 AM
Blu-ray Title Sales Shrink as DVD Share Grows

Blu-ray's share of the video-disc market shrunk to its lowest level in recent months, pulling in only about 8 percent compared to standard DVD movie and TV titles, for the third week of February.

Blu-ray title sale percentages had climbed into the low-to mid-teens for much of late 2009 and the early part of the new year, but have yet to show a sustainable rise — despite the fact that price points have continued falling on both Blu-ray's 1080p packaged content and Blu-ray players. In a counter-trend week for standard DVD titles, the older format actually increased in sales over a comparable period a year earlier.

For the week ending Feb. 21, Blu-ray's 8-percent share amounted to about $18.6 million in revenue (up nearly 40 percent over a year ago), while standard DVD revenue climbed past $220 million (up more than 15 percent) to achieve its 92-percent share, according to Home Media Research.

Yet overall, it was good news for the video-disc market, which registered a combined revenue spurt of nearly 17 percent over mid-February of 2009.



Comments
Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found




Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett


 
Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology