Motion Picture and Video Distribution in Australia: Market Research Report

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Motion Picture and Video Distribution Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5512 | Aug 2013

In reverse: Distributors struggle to perform due to film piracy and web downloads

IBISWorld’s Motion Picture and Video Distribution market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

A major entry barrier to the industry is the difficulty for a new distributor to obtain access to the output of a major American studio, since the production studios usually assign distribution rights to their associated companies. In addition, film producers can view a new distributor as having little experience and, therefore, riskier in terms of the possible returns.

Economies of scale can illustrate the level of dominance by key industry players. The Motion Picture and Video Distribution industry has a medium concentration level, with the top four companies accounting for an estimated 46.1% of the available market share in 2013-14... purchase to read more


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What is the Motion Picture and Video Distribution Industry?

This report relates to establishments that lease or wholesale motion pictures on film or video (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. This industry also includes agents that lease and wholesale films and videos to organisations.

Industry Products
G-rated filmsPG-rated filmsM15+ filmsMA15+ filmsR18+ filmsX18+ filmsRC (refused classification) films
Industry Activities
Motion picture leasing to cinemasMotion picture distribution to TV networksDVD and Blu-ray distribution to and rental outlets

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