TEN years ago DVDs rejuvenated the film business, encouraging people to own films rather than simply watch them. But sales, which began declining gradually in 2006, are now falling more steeply. ... For the studios it is much more profitable to stream a film digitally or sell it through a cable operator as a video-on-demand (VOD).
Friday, July 10, 2009
Product life cycles have become shorter as technology advances. Even accomplished products are destined to enjoy brief lives now. Here's the magazine The Economist on the case of the DVD: