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‘Video Business’ Closes



By : Staff Reports | Posted: 06 Jan 2010


Home entertainment industry trade magazine Video Business has ceased operations after 29 years, publishing its final issue Jan. 4 and halting its Web activities.

According to a statement posted on the VB Web site, the magazine’s owner, Reed Business Information, made the move as part of a strategy to streamline its roster of U.S. business-to-business publications. Reed also shuttered Manufacturing Business Technology and Industrial Distribution.

“The plight of trade magazines is nothing new, but this still comes as a shock and a surprise, a very sad surprise,” said Thomas K. Arnold, publisher and editorial director of Home Media Magazine. “Video Business has been a very strong competitor for many, many years, and they truly kept us on our toes, both editorially and on the sales front. They have some extremely talented people on their staff — Marcy Magiera and Susanne Ault are two that come to mind immediately — and provided our industry as well as the outside world with another voice, another perspective. I consider this a tremendous loss for our industry.”

 

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Commented by JMP Verdant
Posted on 2010-01-07 07:37:43

I think the big question on everyone's mind is how Home Media may adapt or expand its coverage in light of the closing of Video Business. There seems to be an opportunity here for expanded coverage on arthouse and indie releases, which many buyers and distributors would surely welcome.


Commented by billddrummer
Posted on 2010-01-07 12:31:31

Is this related to the sale of Reed Business Publications announced last month?





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