Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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 - Starting a New Business Chapter
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 dominance of key industry players. The Motion Picture and Video Distribution industry has a medium concentration level. However, there are still many independent and niche film distributors serving foreign language and other than mainstream film retailers, and operating across other niche markets... purchase to read more