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 | 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 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 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

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Industry concentration measures the extent to which the top four players dominate an industry. IBISWorld estimates that the top four operators in the industry account for 52.6% of revenue in 2014-15. While there are several large companies in the industry, there are also many small firms that only handle narrow product ranges with small volumes, specialising in niche markets and operating within small geographic regions.

Within the cinema distribution segment of the industry, the top seven major distributors account for about 85.0% of total box office revenue... 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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