Trend of TV Shows on DVD

Written by Jeff Hodges

What'srepparttar best way to watch an entire day of "Friends"? Orrepparttar 110047 first season of "Magnum P.I."? How about hours upon hours of "Knight Rider," "24" and "The Sopranos"?

From swish soirees to simply rotting away onrepparttar 110048 sofa, time suckage is at a maximum these days, thanks torepparttar 110049 plethora of TV-to-DVD products, and they're spawning new ways to fill your weekends.

TV programs, no doubt, have becomerepparttar 110050 fastest growing segment ofrepparttar 110051 DVD business, according to industry experts. Three years ago, fewer than a hundred shows were available on disc. Now, there are more than 800 onrepparttar 110052 market, with dozens more coming out each week.

According to Video Store Magazine research, U.S. sales of TV shows on DVD nearly tripled from $300 million in 2001 to $870 million in 2002. TV shows make up an estimated 10 per cent ofrepparttar 110053 DVD market, which last year tallied more than $1 billion in sales.

While TV shows on DVD are nothing new - it's arguablyrepparttar 110054 biggest-growth genre inrepparttar 110055 digital format - today's baby-boomer bounty demonstrates that classic series are coming out with increasing frequency. Call it a trend within a trend, one fueled by more older viewers tuning in to DVD as it continues to gain mass appeal and by studios digging deeper into their catalogs as they exhaust newer fare. Undeniably, there is a great sense of rediscovery as fans chaserepparttar 110056 titles they remember most fondly from their younger years - not just classic movies, but classic TV shows like: "I Love Lucy" and "Star Trek" besides "Have Gun, Will Travel". This occurs inrepparttar 110057 music business, but it's now redefiningrepparttar 110058 home-video business.

The demand is certainly there, and so isrepparttar 110059 supply. Premium pricing and escalating demand translate into an increasingly lucrative profit channel for suppliers. According torepparttar 110060 DVD Release Report, a weekly tip sheet, suppliers last year released 264 titles based on TV programs, more than 100 of them multidisc sets. The trend is toward complete-season sets, in whichrepparttar 110061 difference in capacity and shelf space is most pronounced.

Seinfeld: The Chairs

Written by Alex Reidiboim and Martin Winer

Scene 1: George and Jerry are atrepparttar diner having lunch. Jerry eats his sandwich while George stares blankly atrepparttar 110046 coffee in front of him. George: I don't approve of coffee. Jerry: How could you not approve of coffee? George: Well it's not so much coffee it's that whole Juan Valdez thing. Talk about cruelty to animals. Jerry: Cruelty to animals? They make coffee out of beans... beans don't have feelings. George: It's notrepparttar 110047 beans it'srepparttar 110048 donkey.

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