Posted by: bluesyemre | April 3, 2012

Online Movies Set to Overtake DVDs and Blu-rays

US Physical vs. Online Movie Views/Transactions, 2011 & 2012 (billions of units)

  • Web-based movie download and rental services, coupled with tablets and connected TVs, have led to greater online movie consumption. This year, for the first time, US consumers will pay more for online movies than they will for DVDs and Blu-ray discs. IHS Screen Digest, a media-focused research and consulting company, projects online video views and transactions in 2012 will outnumber views and transactions of DVDs and Blu-ray discs combined. According to Screen Digest’s analysis, US audience members consumed 1.4 billion units of online movies in 2011. That is expected to reach 3.4 billion units in 2012. Views of physical movie discs, including retail sales and rentals of VHS, DVD and Blu-ray discs, will drop from 2.6 billion units in 2011 to 2.4 billion units in 2012.

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