REPORT: 4TH QUARTER PROPELS RECORD YEAR FOR HOME VIDEO

NEW YORK -- A surge in fourth-quarter video rental and sell-through helped drive revenue totals to $24.5 billion for video retailers in 2001, according to data released last week from research firm Alexander & Associates, based here.The company calculated that the video sell-through market increased to $11.6 billion in 2001, up 22% from $9.6 billion in 2000. The results from 2001 were bolstered by

NEW YORK -- A surge in fourth-quarter video rental and sell-through helped drive revenue totals to $24.5 billion for video retailers in 2001, according to data released last week from research firm Alexander & Associates, based here.

The company calculated that the video sell-through market increased to $11.6 billion in 2001, up 22% from $9.6 billion in 2000. The results from 2001 were bolstered by a $2.1 billion increase in sales of the DVD format and an especially strong fourth-

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