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

The Motion Picture and Video Distribution market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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 - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Motion Picture and Video Distribution industry has generally declined over the past five years. Growth declined due to weaker DVD demand, lower prices and increased film piracy, but benefited from closer links with existing and emerging new digital media and strong demand for expanded visual products in a range of formats, including 3-D. The industry receives revenue from licensing fees paid by cinemas, DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales and rentals, and the distribution of films to free-to-air TV, pay TV and to legal, approved websites.

Industry performance

Industry revenue is expected to decline 3.1% in 2013-14, as DVD retail sales fall and DVD and Blu-ray Disc rental levels decline... 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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