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 Analysis Chapter
The Motion Picture and Video Distribution industry has declined over the past five years. Declines in industry revenue have come about due to weak DVD demand, lower retail prices and increased film piracy. However, declines have been mitigated through links with existing and emerging digital media and strong demand for visual products in a range of formats, including 3-D. The industry receives revenue from licensing fees paid by cinemas, sales and rentals of DVD and Blu-ray Discs, the distribution of films to free-to-air TV and pay-TV stations, and supply of films to legal and approved streaming video on-demand (VOD) websites.
Steady revenue falls
Industry revenue is expected to decline by 3.6% in 2015-16, as DVD retail sales and rentals fall... purchase to read more