Streaming Video Will Finally Surpass DVDs as Most Popular Movie Viewing Medium in 2012
This, says IHS Screen Digest, puts "the final nail in the old idea that consumers won't accept premium content distributed online." But the question is, will content providers accept it?
Interestingly enough, DVDs are expected to generate more revenue than streaming video -- a lot more. IHS Screen Digest forecasts physical media will bring in $11.1 billion in revenue in 2012, compared to 'just' $1.7 billion in streaming revenue. That's a huge disparity, though IHS iSuppli didn't address the profit margins on both delivery methods. However, it's interesting to note that consumers currently pay an average of 51 cents per streaming movie, compared to $4.72 for DVD and Blu-ray videos.
How do you split your time between streaming movies and physical media?