Good afternoon, and thank you for participating in today's conference call. Now I will turn the call over to Chairman and CEO of Digimarc, Mr. Bruce Davis. Please proceed, sir.
Thank you. Good afternoon. Welcome to our conference call. Charles Beck, our CFO, is with me. On the call today, we'll review Q2 financial results, discuss significant business developments and market conditions and provide an update on progress and execution of strategy. We have posted these prepared remarks in the Investor Relations section of our website and will archive this webcast there later.
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Charles will now comment on our financial results, then I'll discuss significant business developments, market conditions and execution of strategy. Charles?
Thanks, Bruce. Good afternoon, everyone. Revenue for the second quarter was $6.5 million, an increase of $300,000 or 5% from Q2 last year. Service revenue increased 9% due to growth in services provided to government and retail customers.
Subscription revenue was flat year-over-year. Subscription revenue would have increased $250,000, if not for the renegotiated contract with our supplier partner that we discussed on our Q1 earnings call.
Revenue from retail was up 10% to $1.6 million, driven by growth in service revenue. Revenue from government was up 5% to $4.1 million, also driven by growth in service revenue, while revenue from media was essentially flat at $900,000.
Retail bookings in Q2 were $1.1 million, down from $1.8 million in Q2 last year. Bookings in Q2 last year included a large multiyear committed contract, which accounts for most of the variance. Bookings in Q2 this year included
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Rudy Grayson Kessinger
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