Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past decade, the digital age has driven demand for visual entertainment and films delivered to households in a variety of new media and formats. Industry growth is linked to box office takings at cinemas and film distribution to free-to-air TV, pay-TV and other networks. However, combined sales and rentals of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs have decreased since 2008-09, with increased film piracy and web downloads increasing steadily to the industry's detriment.
The industry requires film and video distributors to have solid ties and agreements with local and international film libraries and producers to guarantee a steady flow of existing and new video products to clients... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Motion Picture and Video Distribution industry has generally declined over the past five years. Growth declined due to weaker DVD demand, lower prices and increased film piracy, but benefited from closer links with existing and emerging new digital media and strong demand for expanded visual products in a range of formats, including 3-D. The industry receives revenue from licensing fees paid by cinemas, DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales and rentals, and the distribution of films to free-to-air TV, pay TV and to legal, approved websites.
Industry revenue is expected to decline 3.1% in 2013-14, as DVD retail sales fall and DVD and Blu-ray Disc rental levels decline... purchase to read more