Charting A New Course

Sunday, November 11 2018
Charting A New Course

The arrival of the combined download and physical film chart chart has been one of the more eagerly awaited launches in the industry. Long-mooted, much-talked about, it’s been months in the planning, with the powers-that-be that have been pushing its introduction (a combination of the British Association for Screen Entertainment, aka BASE, the Entertainment Retailers’ […]

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2017 – The Year In Numbers

Wednesday, January 3 2018
2017 – The Year In Numbers

The year is done and, as sure as the inevitable miserable return to work and accompanying rail fare rises, so the powers that be – in this instance trade organisation BASE and retail equivalent ERA – have released some of the key numbers and figures for 2017. So here, presented in number form, are some of the highlights […]

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2016 – The Year In Numbers Part I

Thursday, January 5 2017
2016 – The Year In Numbers Part I

The counting has been done, the decorations are down and the final figures for the home entertainment market in all its varying forms for 2016 have been released by such august bodies as BASE and ERA. Ahead of a full round-up on The Raygun newsletter and beyond, we’ve broken down some of the key figures. […]

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2015 – The Year In Numbers

Sunday, January 10 2016
2015 – The Year In Numbers

The year’s over, the counting’s done and the figures are all in… Rather than a straightforward feature we’ve pored over stats and numbers from the video industry and other spheres of the entertainment business to pul together a whole bunch of relevant numbers for 2015. So without further ado, here is 2015 In Numbers… We’ll […]

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The BVA/ERA Video Insights Day In Numbers… And Words

Sunday, April 19 2015
The BVA/ERA Video Insights Day In Numbers… And Words

The BVA Research Day, a long-standing event on the industry’s calendar, now presented in association with ERA and going under the name of the Video Insights Day, is also key in terms of providing an idea of where our business is at and, crucially, where it’s going. The first event of 2015 – it’s set to become […]

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Entertainment’s Greatest Hits 2013

Thursday, March 27 2014
Entertainment’s Greatest Hits 2013

The Entertainment Retailers Association Yearbook has already been covered in great depth, both by The Raygun and many other publications, online and print, consumer and trade alike. And the genuine interest in its pages and pages of information and data has also been noted. From the casual bystander to the seasoned industry observer, there’s plenty […]

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10 Things We Learned From The ERA Yearbook

Tuesday, March 25 2014
10 Things We Learned From The ERA Yearbook

The arrival of the Entertainment Retailers Association Yearbook, which landed on doormats, postboxes and pigeonholes across the industry last week, is always a great day for budding statisticians, trainspotters and, if we may be so bold, anyone who’s interested in the entertainment business, or at the very least home elements of it. The ERA Yearbook […]

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10 Things We Learnt At The ERA AGM

Monday, September 23 2013
10 Things We Learnt At The ERA AGM

The AGM of the Entertainment Retailers’ Association, held at the BPI’s offices overlooking the Thames and, beyond that, the Houses of Parliament, offered a fascinating snapshot of not just the video industry but its entertainment counterparts in games, music and beyond. It took in the current state of the nation, as well as offering glimpses […]

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The ERA Yearbook In Numbers

Tuesday, March 26 2013
The ERA Yearbook In Numbers

And, with a hefty plop, the ERA yearbook for 2013 lands on our desk. It’s the annual publication from the Entertainment Retailers’ Association, pulling together data from across the retail spectrum and taking in all areas of entertainment, from video to music and games. In keeping with many of the entertainment yearbooks, handbooks and annuals […]

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2012 In Numbers

Monday, January 7 2013
2012 In Numbers

The BVA has unveiled its figures for the year-end, revealing, as expected, a slight dip in the overall market, with growth in the digital arena and, to a lesser extent, the Blu-ray format. Similar figures have already been revealed by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) Here are the figures released by the two respective trade […]

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