Variety's Home Entertainment Quarterly
I've got two pieces in the section: one is a look back at the ten years that the DVD format has been with us, headlined, 'How DVDs became a success,' and the other is a look at whether we could've avoided the Blu-ray/HD DVD stand-off.
My favorite quotes from that first piece are toward the end:
Many homevid vets don't believe that discs -- whether standard or high-definition -- will be replaced by digital delivery anytime soon.
"I'd be surprised if, four years from now, downloading of movies by consumers represents more than 7% of the total consumer spending on home entertainment," says Bo Andersen, president of the Entertainment Merchants Assn.
Lieberfarb agrees that discs won't be let go of easily: "There is a reluctance to experiment with transformative models, for fear that it'll cannibalize revenues in the short run."