Motion Picture and Video Distribution in Australia: Market Research Report

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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

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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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

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 48.7% of industry establishments in 2014-15 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 24.5% of industry establishments in 2014-15 and 26.5% 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?

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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