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 - 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. Each year, the Classification Board and the Classification Review Board receive about 3,000 to 4,000 films for classification. The Australian Commercial Television 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