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

IBISWorld’s Motion Picture and Video Distribution market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 Locations Chapter

The major film and video distributors operate nationally and tend to be concentrated in New South Wales, which is estimated to account for 50.9% of industry establishments in 2013-14 and 46.1% of industry revenue. Distributors in New South Wales benefit from economies of scale through operating across Australia and being located within a high proportion of the population and customer markets such as retailers. Industry activity is also high in Victoria, which is estimated to account for 26.8% of industry establishments in 2013-14 and 27.1% of industry revenue. This is also due to distributors being close to high populations and retailers... 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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