$7.5 bln made in DVD rentals in 2006

DVD rentals rose strongly from 2005’s $6.5 bln to $7.5 bln, while DVD sales inched up from $16.3 bln in 2005 to $16.6 bln in 2006, according to Digital Entertainment Group. $24.2 bln was spent on DVD and VHS, lower than in 2004 ($24.5 bln) and 2005 ($24.3 bln). VHS accounted for just $100 mln in spending 2005; as recently as 2004, VHS spending topped $3 bln.