DEG’s Mid-Year 2014 Home Entertainment Report

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    Consumer Spending Rises 2 Percent in 2nd Quarter
    Growth In Digital Purchases
    Blu-ray Sales Up 10 Percent From Year Earlier
    The home entertainment sector saw continued growth in the second quarter of 2014 with overall consumer spending growing two percent over the same period a year earlier. Additionally, strong double-digit growth in digital sales continued to underscore the ongoing commitment by consumers to purchasing and collecting digital filmed entertainment and television content.
    Highlights for the first half of the year include:
     Overall consumer spending grew two percent for the second quarter of 2014 versus the second quarter in 2013. For the first half of 2014, consumer spending was flat compared to the year-earlier period.
     Electronic sell through spending climbed 32 percent in the quarter versus the same period last year. EST sales for the first half of 2014 jumped 37 percent over the first six months of 2013.
     Overall Blu-ray sales continued in double digit growth at 10 percent for the second quarter year-over-year. Blu-ray new theatrical release spending rose 18 percent in the second quarter over the same period in 2013.
     
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    Great news, it would seem that now is the time to invest more in Blu-ray than ever.
     
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    So much for the whole "physical media is dying" meme.
     
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    My only quibble with point three...Exactly when did the separate DVD and BD release get taken, almost wholesale, by the combo pack?Yes they are still sold separate for some releases. But combo packs surely have a large portion.Is this merely a case of "3D sales are up, ignoring wifi and apps are why it was bought".Regardless...physical media isn't dying any time soon. How it stays strong and survives is merely a footnote.
     
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    Is there a link to the Consumer Spending Chart?
     
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    It's a slow decline. Likely we'll see sales bottom out someday and start to rise again (heck, if LP did it then so can disc), but on the whole physical has been declining 6-8 percent a year and this year is no exception.

    The 2nd quarter was obviously buoyed by the extremely strong sales of Frozen (in which Blu-ray had a $100 million week for the first time outside the 4th quarter).
     
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    Bruce, here you go....

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    Maybe.
    Blu up 10% but new theatrical Blu up 18% so catalog titles might be down.
    And EST (which I assume is digital downloads) is up 32% which plays into the hands of the industry.

    Does anyone here know if EST counts downloads included with combo packs or just separately purchased?
     
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    Only separate purchases
     

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