Home Media Magazine

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Home Media Magazine
Frequency Monthly
Year founded 1979
Company Questex Media Group
Country United States
Based in Santa Ana, California
Language English

Home Media Magazine is a trade publication that covers various aspects of the home entertainment industry, most notably DVD, Blu-ray, and digital-file-based distribution.[1] Also covered is news relating to consumer electronics, video games, home video distributors, Video on Demand, and streaming, and Internet downloads of copyrighted content. The magazine includes reviews of new DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and digital downloads, and commentaries about issues affecting home entertainment. It consists of a monthly print publication and digital edition, a daily e-newsletter, and frequent "breaking news" alerts that take readers to the Home Media Magazine website, a constantly updated news and information resource. The publisher and editorial director is Thomas K. Arnold, a veteran entertainment journalist whose credits also include USA Today, Variety and the Los Angeles Times.[2]

History and profile[edit]

The magazine was founded in 1979 and was known as Video Store Magazine until 2005,[3] when it became Home Media Retailing. To further its consumer focus, the magazine dropped "Retailing" at the beginning of 2007. In 2014 the magazine's print edition was reduced to biweekly and in 2015, to monthly; at the same time, the publication increased its web presence through a daily e-newsletter and frequent "breaking news" alerts. HM also published frequent special issues, such as special reports on 4K Ultra HD, Vidity, and UltraViolet; rankings of the top women in home entertainment, key digital drivers, and leading disruptors; and, in 2011, a salute to executives in home entertainment under the age of 40.[4]

The magazine is based in Santa Ana, California, and is a subsidiary of the Questex Media Group.

In July 2006, HM launched a consumer magazine called Agent DVD, a semi-regular periodical focusing on home entertainment news. The first issue debuted at the 2006 Comic Con International in San Diego, California, and focused on titles and news that would appeal to convention-goers. The consumer magazine has since been rebranded as Home Media Insider and is available only in digital form.

Additionally, HM presents the annual Home Media Magazine Awards, covering the best DVD and Blu-ray products, and the Reaper Awards, focusing on the best horror-thriller DVDs and Blu-rays.

HM also provides weekly updates about the top-selling and top-renting discs to Variety.[5]


  1. ^ "About us". Home Media Magazine. Retrieved May 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Top 4 Home Theater Magazines". Bright Hub. January 10, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Home Media Retailing: A New Name and Look for Video Store Magazine". Business News. January 15, 2005. Retrieved October 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Home Media Magazine Presents 'Forty Under Forty'". BusinessWire. September 14, 2011. Retrieved May 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ "'Star Wars' regains top spot on disc sales chart". Variety. May 12, 2016. Retrieved May 17, 2016. 

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