CES saw the announcement of new Ultra HD Blu-ray players, while studios are lining up to release movies on the format. But, David Crookes asks, is this the peak for optical media?
Whether you’re watching The Man in the High Castle on Amazon Prime Instant Video or catching up with Orange is the New Black on Netflix, one thing’s for sure: there’s no physical disc in sight. But this, as we’re often told, is the future. Netflix not only has an impressive 33.3 million subscribers, it’s growing fast, month by month, doubling its stock price in 2015 thanks to a push towards increased original programming. The simplicity of having thousands and thousands of titles at your fingertips without the need to move off the sofa and mess around inserting media is proving to be a major draw.