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Motion Picture and Video Distribution in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Motion Picture and Video Distribution Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5512 | Mar 2016

Closing scene: Falling demand for Blu-ray Discs and DVDs continues the industry's decline

IBISWorld’s Motion Picture and Video Distribution market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-4.6%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
2,950
Businesses
261
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The rise of the digital age has changed the way that visual entertainment and films are delivered to households, with a variety of new media and formats changing the industry's operating landscape. Industry performance is linked to box office takings at cinemas, and film distribution to free-to-air TV, pay TV and other networks. Combined sales and rentals of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs have decreased over the past five years while film piracy and web downloads have increased steadily, to the industry's detriment.

Film and video distributors need to have solid agreements with local and international film libraries and producers to guarantee a steady flow of video products for clients. Keeping up with technological advancement is also important... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The main product supplied by the industry is movies, which can be segmented by revenue generated from each classification rating: G-rated, PG-rated, M-rated, MA15+ rated, R18+ rated, X18+ rated, and refused classification, or RC-rated. The Classification Board and the Classification Review Board are expected to receive about 3,200 films for classification in 2015-16, down from over 4,400 in 2010-11 due to fewer films being made each year. The Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice carries out a similar role for free-to-air television content. Most films and TV shows, whether produced in Australia or internationally, are required to be classified before they can be sold, hired or shown publicly in Australia... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Motion Picture and Video Distribution Industry?

Firms in the industry lease or wholesale motion pictures on film or video (i.e. DVD and Blu-ray Disc) to cinemas for exhibition, to wholesalers and retailers for sale, to video rental stores, and to TV and pay-TV stations for public viewing. Firms in the industry acquire the distribution rights for motion pictures and videos. The industry also includes agents that lease and wholesale films and videos to organisations, and distributes video products via digital media.

Industry Products
G rated films and TV showsPG rated films and TV showsM rated films and TV showsMA15+ rated films and TV showsR18+ rated filmsX18+ rated filmsRC (refused classification) films
 
Industry Activities
Film distributionMotion picture leasing to cinemasMotion picture distribution to TV networksDVD and Blu-ray distribution to and rental outletsTelevision program distribution


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