US Q1 home entertainment spend up 2%

US consumer spending on home entertainment was up slightly for the first quarter of 2017, reaching $4.7 billion, according to preliminary figures from trade body DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. Digital channels, especially Electronic Sell Through (EST), continued to see growth, while results for the physical business were affected by the fact that Easter – traditionally a major gift giving holiday – did not fall in the first quarter as it did in 2016. Home entertainment results outperformed relative to box office, which was off 11 per cent versus the same period in the prior year.

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