Player rental programs crop up as DVD-Video popularity spreads

Wiley, Lauren
August 1998
EMedia Professional;Aug98, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p24
Academic Journal
Focuses on the growing investment on digital versatile disc (DVD)-video products by motion picture studios in the United States. DVD player sales to United States dealers; Film studios' alliances with DVD manufacturers; Time Warner Inc.'s launching of a nationwide rental program.


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