Market For Tv Dvd's Leveling Off, Says Study
Kagan Research predicted Monday that the market for TV shows on DVD will remain virtually flat over the next few years as producers place more of their archives on Internet video stores for downloading. In a report, Kagan Research estimated worldwide revenue from TV DVD sales will reach a record $2.71 billion this year, then dip slightly to about $2.65 billion in the following five years. However, in an interview for Home Media Retailing, Gord Lacey of TVShowsonDVD.com indicated that the effect of online downloads has been greatly exaggerated, noting that such downloads offer relatively poor quality. "If you ask me, the downloads are a jump back," Lacey said. "Here we are talking about going to HD DVD and Blu-ray, and people are wondering if something half or quarter the resolution is going to threaten the industry?"