Physical media


PwC: internet video revenues to overtake DVD this year

Internet video revenues will overtake physical home video for the first time this year, according to a major new international study by PricewaterhouseCoopers. PwC’s Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2017-2021 claimed that global internet ad revenues exceeded TV ad revenues for the first time last year – with “major digital tipping-points” occurring or due to […]

Web accounts for 72% of entertainment spend, despite rise in physical stores

The internet accounted for 71.8% of the UK’s entertainment revenues in 2015 compared with 28.2% for bricks and mortar stores, according to the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA). However, the UK trade organisation’s latest research claims that the number of physical stores selling music, video and games has reached an all-time high of more than 14,800. […]

IHS: Netflix causes downturn in physical video spend

There is a “clear correlation” between the launch of Netflix and a decline in spending on DVDs and Blu-rays, according to IHS. The research firm’s ‘Did Netflix Kill the Physical Video Market?’ report said that before Netflix launched its streaming service in the US in 2007, spending on buying and renting movies and TV series […]

Ultra HD Blu-ray spec looks to boost physical media, will allow multiscreen viewing

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has completed the specification for its new Ultra HD Blu-ray format and released the new logo that will delineate Ultra HD Blu-ray products. The move is seen a key step in the fight-back by the physical media industry against what is expected to be a sharp decline in physical media consumption […]