Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past decade, 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 growth 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 digital versatile discs (DVDs) and Blu-ray Discs have decreased over the past five years, with film piracy and web downloads increasing steadily, to the industry's detriment.
Film and video distributors are required 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 52.0% of the available market share in 2014-15... purchase to read more