An Analysis of the Out-of-Market Gap for DVDs in the U.S.

An Analysis of the Out-of-Market Gap for DVDs in the U.S. We examine the out-of-market gap – the time between the end of a film’s theatrical run and its release on DVD – for a sample of U.S. films during 1988-2005. The average gap declined from 58.14 days in 1998 to 27.93 days in 2005; by 2005, 39% of the films were released on DVD prior to leaving the theaters. Probit and hazard models are estimated to explore the factors that influence a distributor’s decision to release a film on DVD before it exits the theaters, and the timing of the release for films that appear on DVD after they leave the theaters. Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

An Analysis of the Out-of-Market Gap for DVDs in the U.S.

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Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
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