Europe Ditches Disc Distribution: What Happens to 4K Blu-ray?

An Athens DVD store recently converted into a clothing store.

An Athens DVD store recently converted into a clothing store.

UHD Blu-ray (aka 4K Blu-ray) decks will go on sale later this year, mostly next year. But in Europe, it’s hard to find retailers that sell physical media anymore. Could this lack of European distribution spell doom for the new 4K format? I ask the question in this blog post for Digital Technology Consulting, as well as in this similar report for TWICE magazine.


About Stewart Wolpin

I have been writing about consumer electronics for four decades, including news, reviews, analysis and history for a wide variety of consumer, niche and trade outlets. For the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), I annually update the industry's history and write the official biographies of the CTA Hall of Fame inductees. Aside from writing about consumer technology for a variety of consumer, tech and trade publications, I write a blog and do market research for Digital Technology Consulting. In the non-tech world, I have written "Bums No More: The Championship Season of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers" and "The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle." Check out my work at
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