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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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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10 Things We Learnt From The FDA Yearbook…

Thursday, April 19 2012
10 Things We Learnt From The FDA Yearbook…

The arrival of the any trade-related yearbook is always an exciting moment in The Raygun office. For anyone in the trade, and certainly for us on the trade press, it’s the perfect way to enjoy a tea break,  sitting, with our feet up, brew in hand, a film or some weird soundtrack choice playing in […]

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Top 10 Bestsellers January To June 2011

Wednesday, August 10 2011
Top 10 Bestsellers January To June 2011

The BVA has unveiled the figures for the first half of 2011, totting up the January to June sales and other elements. Sales for the first half of the year were down overall on the same period of 2010, but less than you might have been led to believe; 5.7 per cent, a figure that […]

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