28 Mar Starting a Revolution: A Candid Conversation With Warren Lieberfarb, the ‘Father of DVD’ [Media Play News]
By Thomas K. Arnold
March 28, 2022 | The digital revolution in home entertainment may never have happened had it not been for Warren Lieberfarb, whose vision of movies on disc ultimately led to the creation of the DVD. As president of Warner Home Video, he forged an alliance of film studios, consumer electronics companies and computer manufacturers to bring his vision to fruition. This, in turn, set the stage for a digital revolution in which consumers are easily able to watch or buy the latest movies and shows over the internet or through their cable provider — or subscribe to Netflix or any of the other subscription streaming services that also owe their existence to this iconic visionary. Now 78, the “father of DVD” — and recipient of the prestigious Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award — sat down at his Brentwood, Calif., office for a lengthy conversation with Media Play News about the development and launch of DVD.
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