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BLU-RAY DISCS - A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT   

Research Abstract

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Blu-Ray Discs in Thousand Units and US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2018. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain. The report profiles 37 companies including many key and niche players such as -

CMC Magnetics Corporation
Falcon Technologies International LLC
Hitachi Maxell Ltd.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation
Moser Baer India Limited
Panasonic Corporation

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Code: MCP-6704
Price: $4500
Companies: 37
Pages: 267
Date: May 2012
Market Data Tables: 38
 



TABLE OF CONTENTS


  BLU-RAY DISCS (Complete Report) Pages : 267   | $4500

   Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations.....I-1  
   Disclaimers.....I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level.....I-2
  
   Quantitative Techniques & Analytics.....I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study.....I-3
  
   A Quick Primer.....II-1
Blu-Ray Survives Early Setbacks.....II-1
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   Blu-ray Disc Wins the Hard-Fought Format War Against HD-DVD.....II-2
Why to Upgrade from DVD to Blu-ray?.....II-2
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   A Comparison of Blu-ray and DVD Features.....II-3
Cost Savings: A Sharp Edged Benefit Driving the Uptake of Blu-ray.....II-3
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   Emergence of AVC and DTS-HD as the Blu-ray Standard.....II-4
Impact of the 2007-2009 Recession In Retrospect.....II-4
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   Will Growth in Europe be Held Hostage by the Debt Crisis?.....II-51$100
   Outlook.....II-6
Blu-Ray Storage in IT Environment: A Review.....II-6
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   Digital Data Explosion Drives Demand for Blu-Ray Disc Storage.....II-7
Growing Concerns over Storage Carbon Footprint Throws the Spotlight on Blu-Ray.....II-7
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   Developments in Blu-ray Archival Storage Libraries to Drive Gains.....II-8
Developing Countries Poised to Turbo-Charge Future Growth.....II-8
Innovation in Blu-ray Players Echoes Opportunities Downstream into the Discs
  Market.....II-8
Growth Drivers In a Capsule.....II-8
HDTVs Propel Popularity of Blu-Ray.....II-8
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   Table 1: Projected Breakdown of Household Penetration (%) for HDTV Displays and HDTV Broadcast by Select Country for the year 2015(F) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-91$350
   Rising Mobile Storage Market Boost and for Blu-ray Format.....II-10
Support from Consumer Electronics and IT Manufacturers: A Shot in Arm.....II-10
Portable Models: Trigger Growth in the Blu-ray Market.....II-10
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   Low Cost Hardware Spur Blu-Ray Popularity.....II-11
Table 2: Average Retail Price ($) of Blu-ray Player in Comparison to DVD Player for the year 2006 through 2014F (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-11
Popularity of PS3 Augur Well for Blu-Ray.....II-11
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   Table 3: Global Blu-Ray Technology (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Platform (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-12
Blu-ray Disc Association Announces New Specifications to Improve Data Backup.....II-12
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   3D Touted to Become Key Ingredient for Blu-ray Adoption.....II-13
Challenges to Reckon with .....II-13
Video Streaming: How Real is the Threat to Physical Blu-Ray Discs?.....II-13
Blu-ray Success Limited in PC Segment.....II-13
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   Mandatory Managed Copy Still Far From Reality.....II-14
Does Blu-Ray Region Codes Really Offer Safety Blanket for Movie Studios?.....II-14
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   Will Rising Delivery Channels for Movie Distribution Hamper Blu-Ray
  Prospects?.....II-15
Will Fourth Generation Optical Disc Cause Blu-ray Discs to Go Extinct?.....II-15
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   Introduction.....II-17
Types of Blu-ray Discs.....II-17
Blu-ray Format.....II-17
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   (i) Blu-ray Recordable (BD-R).....II-18
(ii) Blu-ray ReWritable (BD-RE).....II-18
(iii) Blu-ray ROM.....II-18
Blu-ray Format Specifications.....II-18
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   Advantages.....II-20
A Comparison of Storage Technologies.....II-20
Major End-Use Markets.....II-20
Consumer Electronics.....II-20
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   HD Television Recording.....II-21
HD Video Distribution.....II-21
HD Camcorder Archiving.....II-21
PC and PC Peripheral.....II-21
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   Mass Data Storage.....II-22
Digital Asset Management and Professional Storage.....II-22
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   Verizon Communications Enters into Joint Venture with Redbox to Offer New Product
  Portfolio.....II-23
Panasonic Canada Introduces Full HD 3D Models and Blu-ray Players.....II-23
Epson Unveils Discproducer PP-50BD.....II-23
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   Sony Launches Blu-ray Disc Player with 4k2k Video Support.....II-24
McIntosh Laboratory Introduces MVP891 Universal Blu-ray Disc Player.....II-24
ACCESS to Introduce NetFrontTM Living Connect 3.0 Solution.....II-24
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   Sony to Restart Blu-Ray Manufacturing in Tagajo Facility.....II-25
Quickflix Inks Agreement with Telstra for BigPond Movies Rental Business.....II-25
EMI Music and Pink Floyd Sign Agreement to Develop Multi-Format Program.....II-25
CyberLink Enters into Partnership with Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Hitachi and Philips to
  Setup One-Blue.....II-25
Cinram International Income Fund Inks Agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Home
  Entertainment.....II-25
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   HP Signs One-Blue Licensing Program as Licensor.....II-26
One-Blue Introduces Licensing Program for Blu-ray DiscTM Products.....II-26
Cinram International Income Fund Takes Over 1K Studios.....II-26
Relativity Media Inks Agreement with Cinram International Income Fund.....II-26
Sony Creative Software to Take Over Netblender.....II-26
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   Irdeto Takes Over BD+ Technology of Rovi to Check Blu-ray Piracy.....II-27
Oppo Introduces BD80 Blu-ray Player.....II-27
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   Mitsubishi, Toshiba Electric, Warner Bros and Thomson Licensing Introduce Licensing
  Program for Blu-ray Patents.....II-28
Regency Media Acquires BLUELINE II Blu-ray Disc Manufacturing Lines of Singulus
  Technologies.....II-28
Sony Introduces BDV-E985W 3D Blu-ray Disc Home Entertainment System.....II-28
ASUS Introduces SBW-06C2X-U External Blu-ray Writer.....II-28
Sony Launches Blu-ray Disc Line and BDP-SX1000 Blu-ray Disc Player.....II-28
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   Audiovox Launches AVDBR1 Blu-ray Disc Player.....II-29
Onkyo Unveils BD-SP809 Blu-ray Player.....II-29
Sony Unveils BDX-S500U and BD-5300S Blu-Ray disc Rewritable drives in India.....II-29
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   Panasonic Germany Introduces DMR-BS785 and BS885 Blu-Ray DiscTM Recorders.....II-30
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Introduces Range of Blu-ray Players.....II-30
Pioneer Electronics Launches BDR-206MBK Blu-ray Disc Drive.....II-30
IDA Entertainment to Unveil Cat Shit One Video Anime on Blu-ray Disc in US.....II-30
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   TASCAM Introduces BD-R2000 High-Definition Video Recorder.....II-31
Sharp Launches BD-HP80U and BD-HP90U 3D Network Blu-Ray DiscTM Players.....II-31
Yamaha and DivX Unveil Yamaha DivX PlusTM HD Certified Blu-Ray Players.....II-31
Sharp to Unveil VR-100BR1 Blu-Ray Disk Format.....II-31
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   Lite-On Unveils iHBS112 Blu-Ray Disc Writer.....II-32
Yamaha Launches BD-S667 Blu-Ray Player and RX-V667 3D AV Receiver.....II-32
Samsung Unveils SH-B123 Optical Disk Drive.....II-32
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   Plextor Introduces PlexMedia Blu-Ray Player and PX-B120U External BD-ROM Drive.....II-33
Sonic Solutions® Integrates Dolby® TrueHD Audio Stream Editing Tools in
  Scenarist®.....II-33
Sharp Corporation to Unveil VR-100BR1 Triple Layer Blu-ray Disc Media.....II-33
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   Sharp Corporation to Launch New Disc Drives.....II-34
Imation Unveils TDK Life on Record 6x BD-R.....II-34
Sony Launches Novel Blu-Ray Disc Line.....II-34
Sony and Panasonic Launch i-MLSE.....II-34
CyberLink Rolls out PowerProducer 5.5.....II-34
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   Kaleidescape Introduces the 100-disc Blu-ray Disc Vault.....II-35
Sony India to Roll out Blu-Ray Audio Visual Products.....II-35
Sony Optiarc Unveils Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Drives.....II-35
CyberLink Rolls out BDXL Blu-ray Format for Power DVD.....II-35
Fengtao Software Launches DVDFab Blu-ray Copy.....II-35
Tipard Studio Introduces the Tipard Blu-ray Converter.....II-35
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   Sony Corporation Introduces BDX-S500U Slim External Blu-ray Drive.....II-36
Sonic Solutions Unveils Novel Version of Scenarist® BD Workgroup.....II-36
Sharp to Launch Blu-ray Disc.....II-36
Samsung Electronics Rolls out SH-B123 ODD.....II-36
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   Hitachi Unveils HyDrive Blu-ray Drive.....II-37
Corel to Unveil WinDVD with Blu-ray 3D certification.....II-37
Panasonic Rolls out New Blu-ray Disc Media.....II-37
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   Buffalo Technology Introduces the BR-PX68U2 6x Blu-ray Drive.....II-38
Sony Creative Launches Blu-print 6 Blu-ray Disc.....II-38
NetBlender to Launch 3D Authoring and Encoding Capabilities for DoStudio™ Blu-ray
  Tools.....II-38
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   Sony Corporation to Discontinue Production at Hungarian Plant.....II-39
Wipro Inks Partnership Agreement with Philips to Provide Blu-ray Solutions.....II-39
Panasonic Establishes Blu-ray 3D™ Advanced Authoring Center.....II-39
Singulus Technologies Divests Bluline II Replication System.....II-39
MCE Introduces 8X Blu-ray Recordable Drive for Mac Operating Systems.....II-39
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   Sony Introduces Blu-Ray Discs with Interactive BD-Live Video Editing
  Functionality.....II-40
DTS Launches Blu-ray Audio Production Tools.....II-40
Sonic Introduces Sonic BD PowerStation™ for Professional Videographers.....II-40
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   Verbatim Americas Unveils New Line of Blu-Ray Disc Products.....II-41
Samsung Electronics Unveils SH-B083 Drive.....II-41
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   Media Distributors Launches Line1 Media.....II-42
GZ Digital Media to Establish Facility Blu-Ray Disc Manufacturing Facility.....II-42
Sony Australia Establishes a New Replication Facility for Blu-ray Discs.....II-42
Pioneer and Sharp to Enter into Joint Venture.....II-42
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   Panasonic Establishes 3D Blu-ray Research Laboratory.....II-43
Sony Establishes New Blu-ray Software Production Facility in China.....II-43
Ascent Media Group Collaborates with Sofatronic and Akamai Technologies.....II-43
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   CMC Magnetics Corporation (Taiwan).....II-44
Falcon Technologies International (FTI).....II-44
Hitachi Maxell Ltd (Japan).....II-44
Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (USA).....II-44
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   Moser Baer India Limited (India).....II-45
Panasonic Corporation (Japan).....II-45
Paramount Pictures Corporation (USA).....II-45
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   RITEK Corporation (Taiwan).....II-46
Sharp Corporation (Japan).....II-46
Sony Corporation (Japan).....II-46
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   Taiyo Yuden Co Ltd (Japan).....II-47
TDK Corporation (Japan).....II-47
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.....II-47
Umedisc Limited (Hong Kong).....II-47
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (USA).....II-47
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   Walt Disney Co (USA).....II-48
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc (USA).....II-48
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   Table 4: Global Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million units for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-491$350
   Table 5: Global 10-Year Perspective for Blu-Ray discs by Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-501$350
   Table 6: Global Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-511$350
   Table 7: Global 10-Year Perspective for Blu-Ray discs by Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-521$350
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Outlook.....III-1
Blu-ray Scores High in the Home Video Entertainment Market.....III-1
Table 8: US Home Entertainment Market (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Consumer Spending By Format (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1
US Blu-Ray Market Looks Up.....III-1
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   Product Launches.....III-24$225
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-65$275
   Select US Players.....III-112$125
   B. Market Analytics.....III-13
Table 9: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million units for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-13
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   Table 10: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-141$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-15
Outlook.....III-15
Strategic coroporate developments.....III-15
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-16
Table 11: Canada Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-16
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   Table 12: Canada Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Millions for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-171$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-18
Outlook.....III-18
The Threat of Reverse-Importation.....III-18
Recordable Blu-Ray Discs Market to Soar.....III-18
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   Market Share Statistics:.....III-19
Table 13: Japanese BD Optical Disc Drive Market (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Installed Base for BD Rewriter Drives, and BD-ROM/Combo Drives (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-19
Product Launches.....III-19
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   Strategic Corporate Development.....III-221$75
   Select Players.....III-232$125
   B. Market Analytics.....III-25
Table 14: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-25
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   Table 15: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-261$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-27
Outlook.....III-27
Market Overview.....III-27
Retailers Play a Vital Role in Successful Adoption of Blu-ray Technology.....III-27
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   Market Share Statistics:.....III-28
Table 16: EU Consumer Spending on Home Video Entertainment (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Category (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-28

Table 17: European BD-Enabled Households (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Hardware Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-28

Table 18: European Blu-ray Disc Market (2010): Average Consumer Price of Retail Blu-Ray Disc for Select Country (in Euros) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-28
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   Table 19: European Blu-ray Disc Market (2010): Average Consumer Price of Rental Blu-Ray Disc for Select Country (in Euros) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-29
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-29
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-30
Table 20: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-30
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   Table 21: European 10-Year Perspective for Blu-Ray discs by Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-311$200
   Table 22: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million Units for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-321$200
   Table 23: European 10-Year Perspective for Blu-Ray discs by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-331$200
   Market Analysis.....III-34
Table 24: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-34
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   Table 25: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-351$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-36
Market Overview.....III-36
B. Market Analytics.....III-36
Table 26: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figuresin Million units for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-36
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   Table 27: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-371$200
   Market Analysis.....III-38
Table 28: Italy Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-38
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   Table 29: Italy Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-391$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-40
Table 30: UK Retail Video Market (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Video Format (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-40
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-41
Table 31: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-41
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   Table 32: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-421$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-43
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-43
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-44
Table 33: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-44
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   Table 34: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-451$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-46
Outlook.....III-46
Grey Market in India: A Cause for Concern.....III-46
B. Market Analytics.....III-46
Table 35: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-46
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   Table 36: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-471$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-48
Outlook.....III-48
China: Market Overview.....III-48
Product Launches.....III-48
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   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-50
Select Players.....III-50
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-52
Table 37: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-52
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   Table 38: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Blu-Ray Discs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-531$200
  
Total Companies Profiled: 37 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 49)

Region/Country Players

The United States 15 Japan 12 Europe 11 France 1 Germany 4 The United Kingdom 4 Rest of Europe 2 Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 9 Latin America 1 Middle East 1
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