Convergent Hollywood, DVD, and the Transformation of the Home Entertainment Industries

Convergent Hollywood, DVD, and the Transformation of the Home Entertainment Industries

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In 1997, DVD was introduced to the American public, beginning the fastest diffusion of any consumer electronics product in history. In this dissertation, I show how DVD, via favorable conditions in industry, technology, culture, economics, and the regulatory environment, replaced existing home video and computing technologies while transforming home entertainment. I analyze how DVD was successfully developed and commercialized by member firms in the filmed entertainment, consumer electronics, and computing industries from 1994-2002. I demonstrate how a new industry developed around DVD through unprecedented cooperation between these three industries.... 2) the pay-outs did not guarantee exclusive support of Divx over DVD; 3) the fact that the technology was proprietary and owned ... Warner, whose investment in DVD ensured their exclusive support of that technology; 5) Circuit City could not compete with the ... 178 137 a€œDivx training manual, a€ from www.thedigitalbits. com.


Title:Convergent Hollywood, DVD, and the Transformation of the Home Entertainment Industries
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Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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