Dirk Knemeyer

DVD bundles

DVD bundles, February 13, 2006

A short comment contextualizing the prediction could go right here

Does it strike anyone else that the current model of creating DVDs (read: groups of thoughtlessly bundled content) that provide the linear “every single episode” model is not particularly usable or desirable? I mean, how much of a specific show can most people possibly see?

I remember when I was a child, each Christmas there was a basic set of shows that I expected to catch: Frosty the Snowman. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. A Charlie Brown Christmas. Now, I have no idea if they were all on the same television network, but one way or another I was taken through that gauntlet each year. I looked forward to it. Those artifacts were as much a part of Christmas as the tree, the presents, the dinner with the extended family.

Wouldn’t it make more sense for media companies to package their content that way? I mean, don’t give me a mega-DVD set with every Charlie Brown cartoon ever put to television: I’ll never buy that. Give me a package of theme-related shows that fits my lifestyle needs and I’ll pony up for it.