First half good to German video market

But revenue is stagnant for DVD sales, rentals

MUNICH -- The German video market set a new half-year record in 2008.

According to a study by German market researcher GfK, 43.8 million units were sold in the territory by June 30 -- 200,000 more than the previous record set in 2005.

The bad news is that revenue remained stagnant at 532 million euros ($792.3 million) for sold DVDs and 119 million euros ($177.2 million) for rentals.

The undisputed top title, whether in sales, rentals or in Blu-ray format, was Disney/Pixar's animated feature "Ratatouille."