Streaming is gaining ground, but optical discs aren’t likely to disappear just yet

“Physical media sales will continue to decline,” says Michael Inouye, senior analyst at ABI Research, who predicts that the overall market for video on demand – including sales of DVD/Blu-ray discs – will have grown by 40 per cent by 2019. “Despite this trend, physical media will continue to play a significant role for many consumers, particularly for those who have extensive DVD/Blu-ray libraries, purchase 4K TVs and want higher quality video than HD streaming services, or simply prefer having a copy in hand,” says Inouye. “Traditional media still has plenty of resiliency left.” – Jamie Carter, South China Morning Post SCMP