Home video is a blanket term used for pre-recorded media that is either sold or rented/hired for home cinema entertainment. The term originates from the VHS/Betamax era, when the predominant medium was videotape, but has carried over into current optical disc formats like DVD and Blu-ray Disc and, to a lesser extent, into methods of digital distribution such as Netflix.
The home video business distributes films, telemovies and television series in the form of videos in various formats to the public. These are either bought or rented, then watched privately from the comfort of home by consumers. Most theatrically released films are now released on digital media, both optical (DVD or Blu-ray) and download-based, replacing the largely obsolete VHS (Video Home System) medium. The VCD format remains popular in Asia, though DVDs are gradually gaining popularity.
... Buena Vista Home Entertainment (formerly Buena Vista Home Video) (1982- ) Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (formerly Walt Disney Home Video and Walt Disney Home Entertainment) (1980- ) ABC Video ... (1979- ) Touchstone Home Entertainment (1984-) Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment (1991- ) Saban Home Video (1991) Miramax Home Entertainment (1994- ) ...
... HBO Home Entertainment (formerly Thorn/EMI Video (1981–1985), Thorn/EMI/HBO Video (1985–1986), HBO/Cannon Video (1986–1987), and HBO Video (1987–2011)) (1981 ...
... Released on home video in 1985, the 75 minute documentary was made at the height of the band's global success following the release of their multi-platinum selling album Songs from the Big Chair ... The documentary was made by renowned music video and film director Nigel Dick, who had already made several promo videos with the band including their hits "Shout ... at Blenheim Palace in England, and clips from the promotional videos for the five singles released from the album (including the second promo video of the single "Mothers ...
Famous quotes containing the words video and/or home:
“I recently learned something quite interesting about video games. Many young people have developed incredible hand, eye, and brain coordination in playing these games. The air force believes these kids will be our outstanding pilots should they fly our jets.”
—Ronald Reagan (b. 1911)
“Why dont you come up sometime n see me ? Im home every evening ... come on up, Ill tell your fortune.”
—Harvey Thew, screenwriter, John Bright, screenwriter, and Lowell Sherman. Lady Lou (Mae West)