Warner close home video in South Korea because of piracy
November 13, 2008
Hollywood studio Warner Brothers will end its home video and DVD business in South Korea at the end of the year due to rampant piracy. The US producer of film and television entertainment will instead focus on its digital distribution ‘pre-DVD’ business.
It is the last remaining Hollywood company to withdraw its home entertainment business from South Korea. In October the studio announced plans to become the first in Hollywood to make movies available through video-on-demand in South Korea, two weeks before DVD releases.