DVD as We Remember It
• At the beginning of 2010, Blockbuster Video
had over 4,000 active stores
• Before this period, other major rental chains
such as Hollywood Video, Movie Gallery, West
Coast Video were also going strong
• Suncoast Video, FYE, Borders Books, Barnes
and Noble were at one point the top stores to
buy the most current DVD product for both
studios and Indies.
The Emergence of Netflix DVD Rental
• Service started in 1999
• By 2009, Netflix had over 100,000 titles in their
catalog and over 10 million subscribers. NO
shelves, more opportunity to offer more obscure
and unique titles!
• Blockbuster declined to give figures to their
competitive DVD by mail rental service this same
Transition to Netflix VOD and Growth
of Additional Outlets (“2nd screen“
• Netflix began offering video streaming
services in 2008
• In 2010, 80% of American Internet users had
watched video content online
• This same year, 48% of mobile users who
downloaded video preferred apps to a normal
Fall of the traditional DVD Retailers
• By the end of 2010, Blockbuster filed for
Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closed over 900
• As of 2013, there are roughly 500 Blockbuster
stores left and actively shrinking.
• Hollywood Video, Movie Gallery, West Coast
Video, Suncoast Video, Border’s Books are no
longer in business.
What about here?
Family Video is currently the largest brick & mortar video rental chain in the US with
over 775 stores and GROWING!!!!!
There are over 16,000 public libraries in the US. And YES
they are actively buying everything from Iron Man 3 to
that niche documentary on that small plant in South
Africa your friend told you about three years ago.
But don’t forget about our internet
Even the large corporations are offering MASS indie DVD titles on their online servers.
Sales continue to flourish from loyal shoppers who use gift cards and bonus points not
offered on VOD servers.
This is a bit of a tease...
Who else is offering DVDs and what other
consumers are buying them?
HOW DO I GET MY DVD INTO THESE OUTLETS?
To further explore this topic and to
answer all questions individually, please
VOTE on our DVD is NOT Dead: Meet the
Indie Distributors panel for SXSW