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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Jurassic World In Numbers

Thursday, October 29 2015
Jurassic World In Numbers

With its week one now firmly under its belt, Universal is planning to keep the latest Jurassic era going right through until Christmas. And here’s what it’s done so far and some of the plans for the next few weeks, as well as looking at some of the in-store implementation of its own take on […]

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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 BFI Statistical Yearbook In Numbers

Thursday, August 15 2013
The BFI Statistical Yearbook In Numbers

The BFI Statistical Yearbook for 2013 makes for some fascinating reading, compiling everything you need to know about the video and film industries and providing as true a snapshot as you can find of our industry. We’ve been through the whole thing from beginning and end, all 250-plus pages of it, and here we’ve pulled […]

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The BBFC Annual Report In Numbers

Wednesday, July 24 2013
The BBFC Annual Report In Numbers

The annual report from the BBFC always makes for fascinating reading, it’s one of the publications that we genuinely look forward to receiving. The 2012 report, just published, is no exception. There’s the headline facts – films ups, DVD submissions stabilising although still down from their record high a few years ago, and, as much of […]

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The BVA Awards 2013 In Full

Tuesday, May 7 2013
The BVA Awards 2013 In Full

It’s a tradition now: at the end of the annual BVA awards ceremony, all the assorted winners of gongs at the video industry’s annual celebration of its achievements, line up for a group shot. And here, left, is that picture from the 2013 event, held at the now regular location of Old Billingsgate down by […]

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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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The Hunger Games In Numbers

Thursday, August 30 2012
The Hunger Games In Numbers

With its UK home entertainment release imminent, arriving on September 3 on the back of a worldwide theatrical success and a mammoth US DVD bow, the global juggernaut that is The Hunger Games shows no signs of slowing. Here we present a look at the phenomenon, in numbers… 2,000 plus – the number of fans who […]

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The BBFC Annual Report In Numbers

Wednesday, July 25 2012
The BBFC Annual Report In Numbers

The arrival of the annual BBFC report is always something of an occasion. It provides plenty of  tabloid (and broadsheet) titillation, this year the headlines were caused by Black Swan, the most complained about film of 2011. But there’s plenty more to it than mentions of lesbian sex, an excuse for cheap gags and some […]

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Ready To Face The Future In Numbers

Monday, July 16 2012
Ready To Face The Future In Numbers

A year ago, industry boot the BVA published More Than Just A Support Act, a fascinating look at what the UK video industry ploughs back into our industry. Aimed at dispelling some of the myths at help copyright theft thrive (chiefly the one that suggests that all monies raised from sales head straight back to […]

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The Office In Numbers

Wednesday, October 12 2011
The Office In Numbers

After a relatively inauspicious start, The Office has become one of this generation’s biggest comedy phenomena and is this year celebrating its 10th anniversary. Home entertainment has always played a big part in the show’s history – not least in the fact that BBC Worldwide was one of the original partners that saw the programme’s […]

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2 entertain’s Year In Numbers

Thursday, July 21 2011
2 entertain’s Year In Numbers

We’ve been perusing through the recently published annual report and figures from BBC Worldwide and its now wholly-owned 2 entertain subsidiary and it makes for some fascinating reading. What’s most heartening about the figures is that, after the miserable reports from the business pages about the state of the home entertainment sector, many of which […]

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Insight 360 In Numbers…

Wednesday, June 22 2011
Insight 360 In Numbers…

The BVA and Industry Trust-endorsed Insight 360 day was organised to try and look at the wider view of what’s happening in, around and beyond our industry. It obviously paid particular attention to the digital arena, but not just technological developments, as well as taking on those and IP issues, but also in areas such […]

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