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03-19-2014, 01:59 PM
While the vast majority (79 percent) of online U.S. adults obtain the video content they watch from traditional television programming providers such as cable, satellite or fiber-to-the-home, a significant number of viewers are turning to other sources, according to research released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

In addition to traditional television programming, DVD/Blu-ray discs (66 percent of viewers), free video streaming services (47 percent) and paid video streaming services (37 percent) are also common sources of video content.

This trend suggest that these emerging online services are being used in addition to, rather than instead of, traditional television programming.

DVD/Blu-ray disc are often preferred over digital downloads because consumers indicate they like owning a physical product (52 percent) and the ability to watch using their DVD/Blu-ray player (50 percent). However, over three-fourths (77 percent) of online consumers own at least some digital video content.

Physical formats are critical when it comes to movies as most consumers who watch movies obtain them on DVD or Blu-ray disc. Three-fourths (74 percent) purchase, rent or receive their movies on these physical formats, while only 24 percent acquire them via digital download.

Digital Video Content Is a Supplement, Not Replacement for TV Programming, Finds New CEA Study - CEA (,-Not-Replace.aspx)

Sir Terrence the Terrible
03-23-2014, 07:58 PM
So much for the prognostication that Disc was on its way out - bowing to streaming services.

As long as streaming remains bandwidth limited Bluray and DVD will remain the primary choice for movie watchers.

03-24-2014, 08:00 PM
So much for the prognostication that Disc was on its way out - bowing to streaming services.The trend that seems to be emerging is that streaming is used as supplement rather than replacement of discs. And considering fact that consumers like owning a physical product (52 percent), I don't think physical discs are going any where :)