The German home entertainment market has postedrecord turnover in the first three months of 2004 thanks to the ever increasingpopularity of DVDs.

According to GfK Panel Services ConsumerResearch, the turnover from the sale and rental of DVDs and video cassettessurpassed the previous record of 2003's Euro 334.3m by 8.1% with Euro 361.5m.

While sell-through videos generated 39.2% lessturnover - down to Euro 32.7m - compared to the same period a year ago, therevenues from DVDs increased by 28.8% to Euro 250.1m.