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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-5.6%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
3,010
Businesses
267
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

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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 level of dominance by key industry players. The Motion Picture and Video Distribution industry has a medium concentration level, with the top four companies accounting for an estimated 52.0% of the available market share in 2014-15... 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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