Is Increasing SVOD Adoption Due to the Longevity of VCRs?

Over one third of American households still own a VCR; can you believe it? According to GfK’s report, Over-the-Top TV 2016: A Complete Video Landscape, 35% of households still own a videocassette player. The report doesn’t provide additional detail on whether this device is being used as a dust collector or is actually being used for its […]

The Future Is Streaming In Your Home

If there was any doubt that streaming media was the next step in the evolution of home entertainment, that uncertainty should be completely dispelled by now. Streaming is no longer the purview of first-adopters, or even early adopters — it’s mainstream AND Main Street. The statistics about household/market penetration are compelling and recently passed what […]

Blockbuster Bids Farewell

Blockbuster, as a physical presence, finally threw in the proverbial towel and has called it quits. Home Media Magazine reports that plans are in place to close the last remaining brick-n-mortar stores by the end of the year. The brand will continue to live on, however, as Blockbuster@Home through parent company Dish Network. It’s an […]

How Precarious Is Netflix’s Lead in VOD?

Netflix has been the lightning rod of the VOD revolution for a long time, whether for good or ill. As a subscriber since 2000, I’ve followed the company’s evolution from DVD distributor to VOD leader and for this entire period, Netflix has had the privilege of being the name mentioned first and most often when […]

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