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Static Growth for Media Giants

The four major media conglomerates will see zero growth in their home video profits next year, according to a Goldman Sachs research report. In the report, the Wall Street firm estimates that home video -- DVD and VHS sales -- account for about 26 percent of the annual profits for the combined companies historically, though that will fall to 23 percent next year.

The future of home video revenue also is dire, with single-digit growth projected next year and a high-single-digit decline in 2007, according to the report, which begins by asking the question: "The end of the golden goose?"

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