Motion Picture and Video Distribution in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Motion Picture and Video Distribution Market Research Report | ANZSIC J5512 | Jul 2014

Download drama: Distributors struggle to perform due to film piracy and web downloads

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 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


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What is the Motion Picture and Video Distribution Industry?

Firms in this 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.

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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