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Home Entertainment Spending Rises Five Percent in First Quarter on Robust Blu-ray Disc, Digital Sales

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Physical Sell-through Increases Two Percent Sales of Blu-ray Disc Up Nearly 30 Percent Electronic Sell-Through Grows 51 Percent; VOD Up 16 Percent Bolstered by a strong box office and Easter weekend sales, the first quarter of 2013 saw a 5.08 percent increase in overall consumer spending compared to the same period last year. Several home entertainment […]

Survey: 56 percent of residents support higher WTA sales tax

Friday, February 19th, 2010

JARED PABEN – THE BELLINGHAM HERALD Fifty-six percent of county residents want the sales tax increased to either maintain the existing amount of bus service or expand service, according to a recently released survey conducted for Whatcom Transportation Authority. At the same time, only 22 percent said “reduce service” and 3 percent said “don’t raise […]

Hollywood feeling pinch amid economic worries

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Recession-resilient Hollywood feels pinch from economic worries. RYAN NAKASHIMA AP Business Writer Blu-ray disc sales are up 320 percent in September to 1.05 million units in the U.S., as the equipment gets into more homes, according to Redhill Group Inc.

HollywoodInHiDef.com

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

HollywoodInHiDef.com  06/02/08 The world just keeps getting more Blu as the end of the format war has led to consumers jumping into high-def discs with both feet More than 11 million hi-def Blu-ray movies have been sold so far, according to data compiled by the Redhill Group for Home Media Magazine, and that’s even before the […]

HDTV’s clarity gives rise to new channels

Monday, September 1st, 2008

USA Today: 11/27/07 It’s a fresh dawn for television. In fact, it’s Sunrise Earth, the daylight-breaking series that simply sets up cameras in some stunningly remote locale — bison grazing in the prairies of Yellowstone, a canoe skimming the glossy surface of the Mother of God River in Peru, a butterfly emerging from its pupa […]

Blu-ray had 81% HD on disc market share in March 2008

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Blu-ray had an 81% “HD on disc” market share in March, which was the first complete month after the demise of HD DVD (which took the last 19% according to Redhill Group).  DIRECTV, Inc., the nation’s leading satellite television service provider, is now offering local HD programming to customers in the Augusta, Ga. designated market […]

Street sees Blu-ray delay

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Since Blu-ray Disc’s victory in the HD-DVD format war, data has trickled in suggesting a sales boost for Sony’s fledgling technology. But if the pace doesn’t quicken, home video might not return to sustained growth mode for several years.  Hollywood Reporter April 22, 2008 Since Blu-ray Disc’s victory in the HD-DVD format war, data has […]

If the format war is over, what has Blu-ray really won?

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

The huge trend we saw this week was the move away from the format war. Well prior to Warner Bros.’ announcement, it appeared the major CE manufacturers were working to build the functionality some of them had once planned for their high-definition disc players, into their HDTV displays and set-top boxes instead. CES Trend #1: […]

DVD Feels first sting of slipping sales

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Could the luster be coming off the shiny DVD? For the first time since the format was launched in 1997, consumers spent less on DVDs than in the previous year. DVD feels first sting of slipping sales By Mike Snider, USA TODAY Could the luster be coming off the shiny DVD? For the first time […]

Blu-ray to the rescue? Not so much

Sunday, April 23rd, 2000

LOS ANGELES – Since Blu-ray Disc’s victory in the hi-definition DVD format war, data have trickled in suggesting a sales boost for Sony’s fledgling technology. But if the pace doesn’t quicken, home video might not return to sustained growth mode for several years.

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