Video and DVD industries
When the videocassette recorder was launched on the consumer market in the mid-1970s, it transformed home entertainment. Two decades later, DVD reinvented video media for the digital age. Video and DVD Industries is the first study to consider DVD from an industrial perspective. The book outlines industry battles over incompatible formats, from the Betamax/VHS war to competing laserdisc systems and to the introduction of HDDVD and Blu-ray high-definition systems. Chapters also look at the formation of international markets in the globalization of video media, the contradictory responses of the Hollywood studios to video and DVD, and the legal and technological measures taken to control industrialized video piracy.
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