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 - 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 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 46.1% of the available market share in 2013-14... purchase to read more