With distribution in 90 international territories––more than any other studio––WARNER HOME VIDEO commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. In 2011, Warner Home Video had the leading market share with 21.9%, and held the one market share position in theatrical new release, theatrical catalog, TV on DVD, family and animation, and VOD. Internationally, WHV was the number one home entertainment studio overall.
WHV’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage film titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Studios, Castle Rock Entertainment, Turner Entertainment, the classic MGM library and select titles from RKO, HBO Home Video, New Line Home Video, Redbus Films (in the U.K.) and BBC Video (in North America). In addition to releasing current and library feature films, WHV has also established itself as a leading distributor of rental and sell-through titles in all specialty categories.
Additionally, WHV’s global supply chain infrastructure, retailer relationships and category management expertise serve as the backbone to the Studio’s videogame business. WHV also works closely with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution to maximize revenue opportunities across all new media distribution platforms.
With Toshiba, WHV spearheaded the development of DVD and holds several enabling patents. In the U.S., since the format’s launch in 1997, some 277 million DVD players have been sold, and software shipments in the U.S. and Canada have exceeded 11.5 billion units.