Okay, so this seems a little more theoretical than most of the forum threads in this dept. but i feel that people this dedicated to a website and message board system ought to have something to say about this issue. I am currently working on a thesis paper for my senior exit requirement and am researching the recent explosion of marketing television shows in DVD format. I'm researching the possible benefits this may offer internationally, particularly to countries that are not able to receive a large range of American television shows if any through satellite or local transmission. My thesis will deal with glocalised issues of censorship and government control as well as economic status. My focal vantage point will start with the notion that inventions like TIVO and its improved DVD burning counterparts have increased piracy ease thus frightening the industry into mass production mode in order to provide an easily accessible, glossy, legitimate alternative. Why the sudden explosion of television to dvd? What are the ramifications of these marketing strategies? How will it affect international accessibility to American programming? I would love to hear you opinions and if you have read any recent articles on the issue i would love to hear about them so i may build up my database of source material.