DVD is killing the video star

Serwer, Andy
January 2003
Fortune;1/20/2003, Vol. 147 Issue 1, p181
Reports that consumers are buying more movies than renting, and the impact of that on the video rental industry. How Blockbuster survived the video-on-demand technology; History of the video tape rental industry; Performance of Blockbuster stock; How digital video discs (DVDs) have eaten into Blockbuster's profits; View that the motion picture industry is driving the price down on purchase of DVDs; Response of Blockbuster chief executive officer John Antioco.


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