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I think that 2013 will be seen as a massive turning point in terms of how media is delivered into your home and how it is consumed. More than any other year, 2013 signified the decline of traditional cinema and release patterns. The multiplex seems more dominated than ever by the big blockbuster and sequels with no place for the films that fit in between. The mid-tier thriller or drama without prestige or huge explosions doesn’t seem to exist anymore as far as cinemas go and these films head straight to DVD or a streaming subscription service.

General audiences seem to not quite understand the business model for distribution and so anything that didn’t appear on cinema screens or was advertised in a newspaper or on TV and appears on DVD shelves or on streaming, is sadly being ignored.

In the UK we are somewhere in between the process at »

- Chris Holt

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