French Packaged Media Sales Fall 16%

Sales of movies and TV shows on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in France declined 16.4% in 2018 — up from a drop of 9.8% in 2017, according to data from research firm GfK.

DVD sales dropped nearly 18% to €323 million ($367 million), with Blu-ray falling 12% to €125 million ($142 million). BD market share increased 1.3% to nearly 28%.

In a market that has seen Netflix attract 5 million paid subscribers, GfK data revealed a 11% decline in disc unit sales, including 11 million Blu-ray and 53 million DVDs.

Notably, combined disc sales topped theatrical revenue by 55% with €478 million versus €288 million for theatrical.




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