From Home Video


Prior to 1986, EMI's music video content was distributed through Thorn EMI Video, which at that time, owned by Thorn EMI. After Thorn EMI sold its entertainment business to Cannon, EMI's titles were marketed on home video by International Video Entertainment, through Radio Vision Video, and distributed by MCA Distributing Corporation, which was one of EMI's rivals at that time, as well as Sony Video Software and MPI Home Video. Besides that, EMI operated a production company, Picture Music International, mainly to produce music videos of EMI's material.

In September 1989, EMI formed its own American video arm, EMI Video, mainly dedicating to releases of EMI's music catalog. It also had sublabels, including SBK Music Video, Capitol Video and Capitol Nashville. In 1992, EMI acquired Virgin Records, and with it, the Virgin Music Video line was moved to EMI by the way of Capitol Records. In the late 1990s, the company entered DVD production.

In 2007, EMI was sold to Terra Firma Capital Partners. Five years later, in 2012, EMI was sold to Universal Music Group.



Catalog number Title Country of origin Original year Length Version MPAA rating Film format Tape count Tape break placement (if applicable) Color Released Note(s)
E5-1640 Pet Shop Boys: Videography (The Singles Collection On Video) USA 1991 80 min TBD NR Academy 1 TBD Color November 1991