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Media Control GfK Releases Home Video Report and Forecast

Media Control GfK announced the release of its 18 Territory 2009 Year End Summary and 2010 Home Video Forecast Report.

According to the statement, GfK estimates the number of Blu-ray Disc (BD) units sold to consumers this year is expected to increase, on average, nearly 70% across key international markets.

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Unedited press release follows:

Media-Control GfK Releases 2009 Home Video Results & 2010 Forecast

- Germany & Sweden Counter Global Trend Leading Sales Growth -

LOS ANGELES, May 10 — Media Control GfK, the leader in international media and entertainment tracking servicing the global entertainment industry, announced today the release of its 18 Territory 2009 Year End Summary and 2010 Home Video Forecast Report.

“Despite global declines in DVD sales, the local economies of the international markets were not all down in 2009,” said Brad Hackley, President of Media Control GfK USA. The report notes that 33% of the international territories experienced either positive or flat DVD & Blu-ray annual revenue performance in 2009. Germany and Sweden led all territories, followed by Switzerland and Australia. However, other leading markets, the U.K. and Japan, mirrored the U.S. with double-digit sales declines from the prior year.

Other notable findings from the report estimate the number of Blu-ray units sold through to consumers is expected to increase this year on average nearly 70% across the key international markets.

Media Control GfK’s 2009 Year End Summary and 2010 Home Video Forecast Report provides estimated unit sales and gross consumer spending on DVD, Blu-ray, UMD & VHS for 18 territories. Media-Control GfK will release its International 3D and VOD forecast later this year.

For press enquiries or for more information about Media-Control GfK’s 2009 Year End Summary and 2010 Home Video Forecast Report, contact: media-controlUSA@gfk.com

About Media-Control GfK:
Established in 1976, Media Control GfK is the world’s largest provider of international media & entertainment performance metrics, collecting point-of-sale data from 29 countries and providing both local and global data analysis to industry clients necessary to make informed decisions in today’s rapidly-changing entertainment environment. Media Control GfK has offices in over 30 countries.

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