Samsung will stop selling Blu-ray players on the US market, apparently a victim of the success of streaming services such as Netflix.
Following the news that Amazon will close Lovefilm in Germany, Broadband TV News can now reveal that the company will also shut down its DVD and Blu-ray delivery service in the UK.
The market for physical carriers is still growing in Germany with DVD sales up 6% and Blu-ray discs up 33%.
Consumers are interested in receiving 3D in the home, according to research from In-Stat. Those who have seen three or more 3D movies in the theatre are more interested than general respondents as are those who own Blu-ray players.