Home Media Formats – Research Coverage and Networking

Home Media Formats – Mainstream, Cult, and Everything In Between

It has been a while since there was an update on this website. One thing I can now announce is that the edited collections resulting from the DDD Symposium in May 2015 – one on ‘mainstream’ media, the other on ‘cult’ – have been issued contracts from Palgrave Macmillan.

Following this development, I have decided to establish networking related to home media formats. Specifically this will involve circulating research and news about related industries and topics of interest.

Home media formats are not given enough discussion currently within academia or journalism. They are still a huge source of revenue for media industries. This is especially the case for physical media, such as DVDs and Blu-Rays. Sources referred to at the DDD Symposium – the British Video Association, Home Media Magazine, The Raygun – confirm these figures. This information contrasts with discourses circulating about large-scale shifts towards digital media distribution, exhibition and consumption. While such shifts are occurring, physical media is still maintaining a huge presence in the UK and numerous countries around the world (see link below).


The forthcoming edited collections will address these points, but home media is constantly being reported on, written about, and developing while this research is being published. This webpage and related posts on this WordPress site are intended to be a touchstone for news articles, academic writings, blogs, and other online sources that can help give insights into the media industries and the use of home media. Anyone is welcome to add to these pages, by requesting to post up a link, piece of writing, or other content – via an email to jlwroot@googlemail.com. Alternatively, content can be circulated via Facebook and Twitter.


Facebook Group (to be established): Home Media Forrmats

Hopefully, this will be the beginning of home media being given the attention it deserves. Alongside future possible publications and research events, this digital network is intended to help kick-start discussions and debates.

Dr Jonathan Wroot