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 | Aug 2013

In reverse: Distributors struggle to perform due to film piracy and web downloads

IBISWorld’s Motion Picture and Video Distribution market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 - Industry Products Chapter

The main product supplied by the industry is movies, which can be segmented by classification rating: G-rated, PG-rated, M-rated, MA15+ rated, R18+ rated, X18+ rated, and refused classification, or RC-rated. Each year, the Classification Board and the Classification Review Board receive about 3,000 to 4,000 for classification. Most films, whether produced in Australia or internationally, are required to be classified before they can be sold, hired or shown publicly in Australia.

M-rated films

M-rated films come with a recommendation that viewers should be over 15 years of age, as the content impact (usually adult concepts, violence or horror) is of a moderate level... purchase to read more


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What is the Motion Picture and Video Distribution Industry?

This report relates to establishments that lease or wholesale motion pictures on film or video (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. This industry also includes agents that lease and wholesale films and videos to organisations.

Industry Products
G-rated filmsPG-rated filmsM15+ filmsMA15+ filmsR18+ filmsX18+ filmsRC (refused classification) films
Industry Activities
Motion picture leasing to cinemasMotion picture distribution to TV networksDVD and Blu-ray distribution to and rental outlets

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