Motion Picture and Video Distribution in Australia: Market Research Report

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Motion Picture and Video Distribution Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5512 | Feb 2015

Roll credits: Weak demand, low prices and increased piracy have contributed to long-term 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
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past decade, 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

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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 52.6% of the available market share in 2014-15... 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 television showsPG-rated films and television showsM15+ films and television showsMA15+ films and television showsR18+ filmsX18+ 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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