Digital video technology has gotten user-friendlier by leaps and bounds in the recent past, with the exception of download-to-own stores plagued with spotty authentication, kludgy interfaces and frustrated consumers who couldn’t take their content from device to device. But it’s getting better.
From e-books to streaming music, people are moving to digital formats for their entertainment. But not all are moving at the same pace. The way we buy may be as much a factor of gender and ethnic group as spending power, according to this recent Nielsen U.S.
Ailing DVD sales are not only bad for bottom lines; they’re also bad for employment. Deadline Hollywood reports Warner Bros. laid off 50 employees from its home entertainment and consumer products divisions. The redundancies amount to just 1 percent of the company’s domestic workforce, but the move represents a larger shift in the industry.