ERIC Number: ED305047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
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The Tail That Wags the Dog: The Impact of Homevideo on the Entertainment Business.
Homevideo is the most important innovation to enter the entertainment industry since the mass adoption of television nearly 40 years ago. It has revolutionized the movie studios, contributed to the crisis besetting the broadcast television networks, and changed the way Americans are entertained. Homevideo is the only private-sector mass rental business, and has very quickly matured into a sophisticated industry. However, homevideo may be vulnerable to cannibalization by more efficient, convenient, and competitively priced delivery mechanisms because of its principal role as a resale market for feature films. Thus, homevideo may be ultimately replaced by the wider scale adoption of such alternative delivery mechanisms as pay-per-view or direct-to-home satellite services. (EW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (16th, Airlie House, Warrenton, VA, October 30-November 1, 1988). For other papers of this conference, see IR 013 715-735.