THE LEX COLUMN: US sales of DVD players rise sharply
Pandemic boredom has given film discs an unexpected boost over streaming
27 September 2020 - 19:54Across the US more than 2-million people still receive Netflix DVDs in the post. Making millions of dollars from the industry you are trying to kill off is an odd look for a tech giant — akin to Google running a telephone directory business or Facebook selling photo albums.
Understandably, Netflix prefers to keep its legacy distribution business quiet. DVDs were hardly mentioned in the company’s latest earnings report.BPremiumThis article is reserved for our subscribers.A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.Read more: Business Day »
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