Sales of Blu-ray movies rose 20 percent over 2010.
Total consumer spending on home filmed entertainment for the second half of the year rose nearly one percent, fueled by a strong third quarter in which spending was up five percent, which marked the first quarterly increase since 2008. while overall spending for the category was slightly down two percent for the year, the industry's performance clearly stabilized in 2011.
The recovery continues to be driven by high margin products that are gaining a foothold among consumers, a further indication that the home entertainment market is rebounding and in a healthy state. Among the various services and platforms delivering filmed entertainment, these higher margin businesses - Blu-ray disc, EST and VOD - showed the strongest growth rates. " - via Storagenewsletter