25 Years of Digital Entertainment — Part One: The Disc That Changed the World [Media Play News]

25 Years of Digital Entertainment — Part One: The Disc That Changed the World [Media Play News]

 

By Thomas K. Arnold

March 25, 2022 | Twenty-five years ago this month, the spark was lit for what has grown into a $32 billion-per-year business. The March 1997 U.S. debut of DVD was not only the most successful consumer electronics product launch in history. It was also the start of the digital revolution in home entertainment.

Without DVD, there would be no Blu-ray Disc or 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, still the format of choice of movie purists and collectors. Without DVD, there would be no digital distribution or streaming. That’s right — there would be no Netflix, no Disney+, no HBO Max, no Hulu, no Peacock, and no Paramount+.

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