Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals



Home Video

Steven J. Dick, Ph.D.*


Why Study Home Video?

Television has been in 98% of American homes since 1980.

Home video revenues exceed network television revenues.

Despite the national recession, Americans continue to spend on home video.

Home entertainment revenue topped $18.2 billion in 2013 led by digital delivery and Blu-ray sales.


On June 12, 2009, full power television stations in the United States completed the transition to digital terrestrial broadcasting – the biggest change in television standards since the introduction of electronic television in 1945. Five years later, older tube televisions have virtually left the stores and standard definition ...

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