Films that start simultaneously in the cinema and on DVD/VoD (day-and-date film starts) are still a rarity on the European film market. In the US, a recent survey showed that only 5 percent of respondents would "definitely" be willing to pay $50 to watch a new movie at home on the day it was released - at half the price, the share rose to just 13 percent. In Europe, on the other hand, the system of exploitation windows is an established norm in the industry.
The latest report of the European Audiovisual Observatory clarifies the situation regarding exploitation windows in Europe with an analysis of the system and its economic and legal logic. Look here:
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