Classic TV sitcoms fuel growth in DVD sales

May 2005
DSN Retailing Today;5/9/2005, Vol. 44 Issue 9, p34
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Television (TV) genre has exceeded all expectations on Digital Video Disk (DVD), generating 2.3 billion dollars in sales in 2004 and accounting for 17 percent of total DVD sales in the U.S. But even though growth in the genre is beginning to slow, sales will continue to build for at least the next few years. Major studios with network ties have scored the biggest hits with shows like "Friends," and "The Simpsons," but a few independent studios have managed to acquire the rights to some top-rated sitcoms.


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