Supply Chain Crisis Impacts Home Entertainment Amid Lingering Replication Woes [Media Play News]

Supply Chain Crisis Impacts Home Entertainment Amid Lingering Replication Woes [Media Play News]

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By Thomas K. Arnold

October 21, 2021 |The supply chain woes that are making headlines around the country are having an increasingly pronounced impact on the home entertainment business, sources say — compounding existing problems with limited replication.

Studios as well as independent content suppliers are reporting delays in bringing their product to market as the fourth-quarter holiday season nears. DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales may have been slipping year over year, but demand typically picks up as the holidays grow near. This year is no exception, particularly with catalog product, as studios continue to mine their vaults for anniversary or 4K Ultra HD reissues.

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