VIDEO: UPS, DOWNS AND DVD

It's the same plot, but with different characters.In 20-plus years, the fundamentals of the supermarket video business have never changed. Meanwhile, some major players have come and gone. There have been three video formats -- Beta, VHS and now DVD -- and the business has been significantly challenged by other classes of trade. There's been shared revenue, departments owned by retailers, pay-per-transaction

It's the same plot, but with different characters.

In 20-plus years, the fundamentals of the supermarket video business have never changed. Meanwhile, some major players have come and gone. There have been three video formats -- Beta, VHS and now DVD -- and the business has been significantly challenged by other classes of trade. There's been shared revenue, departments owned by retailers, pay-per-transaction and studio copy depth programs. Through it all, video in supermarkets h

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