BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Media and entertainment companies are in the throes of the biggest upheaval since the television was invented. The VCR gave way to the DVD player, whose existence is being threatened by streaming video. Netflix (NFLX - Get Report), in its quarterly results from last week, all but declared the death of its own DVD business.It's clear: The future of home entertainment lies in SVOD, subscription video on demand. If you're not streaming videos via Netflix on your Microsoft (MSFT) Xbox, Apple (AAPL) iPad, Sony PlayStation or DVD player, you might be watching TV shows and movies on-demand via your Comcast (CMCSA) or Time Warner (TWX - Get Report) subscription. And coming this winter: an increasing number of new televisions featuring integrated Netflix controls, with no need for a connected device.
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