BVA archive

  • British Video Association calls on HMV administrator to keep stores open
    Online

    British Video Association calls on HMV administrator to keep stores open

    By 15 January 2013

    The British Video Association (BVA) has reacted to the news that the HMV Group has entered administration by asking the administrator Deloitte to recognise that there is still value in the high street retailer. Lavinia Carey, director general of the BVA,...

  • The gadgets to avoid giving for Christmas
    Phones

    The gadgets to avoid giving for Christmas

    By 18 November 2010

    The British Video Association (BVA) has enlisted the help of The Gadget Show's Jon Bentley in order to spread the message about Christmas gadget gaffs. According to a survey that it commissioned from election pollsters YouGov, up to £1billion of unwanted...

  • 1000th Blu-ray disc released in the UK
    Home Cinema

    1000th Blu-ray disc released in the UK

    By 9 March 2009

    The 1000th Blu-ray disc has been released in the UK, according to figures from the British Video Association via Muze Europe Limited. Pinocchio the Platinum Edition from Disney was the milestone release, coming some 28 months after the first Blu-ray titles...

  • Home entertainment market is "alive and kicking"
    Home Cinema

    Home entertainment market is "alive and kicking"

    By 2 January 2009

    Despite the demise of Woolworths and Zavvi, the home entertainment market is "alive and kicking" according to statistics released by the British Video Association. Using Official Charts Company data, the BVA, a trade body that helps promote the industry,...

  • Dark Knight sells half a million on first day
    Home Cinema

    Dark Knight sells half a million on first day

    By 9 December 2008

    The latest Batman outing, the Dark Knight, sold over half a million copies on its debut day. The stats - from Official Charts Company data as revealed by the British Video Association - show that DVDs are still far outstripping Blu-ray sales with 21%...