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Movie & Video Distribution in the US: Market Research Report

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Movie & Video Distribution Market Research Report | NAICS 51212 | Jun 2014

The big picture: Digital content will help cut costs but reduce demand for distribution

IBISWorld’s Movie & Video Distribution market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-0.2%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
7,143
Businesses
387
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Despite growing competition from media studios with in-house distribution arms, the industry will fare well in the coming years. As content becomes easier and more convenient to access on cell phones and iPads, consumers will demand more of it. Finally, movie theaters are increasingly switching to 3D projectors, which facilitate digital content distribution to the benefit of the industry... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry into the Movie and Video Distribution industry are high. The market for this industry has always been limited by the amount of content made available by studios, as industry participants by definition do not produce their own content. The limited market has been exacerbated by the shift to digital distribution. With lower costs, digital distribution does allow for industry participants to cut costs and expand its market. The ubiquity of digital media, which is easier to manipulate, has placed a downward pressure on the industry's barriers to entry. Hopeful entrants will find it increasingly easier to access content, and there are ample opportunities for distributing independent feature films and series... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Movie & Video Distribution Industry?

This industry primarily circulates audiovisual works to cinemas, TV networks, other exhibitors and stores. The industry excludes movie and TV distributors that are also involved in audiovisual content production and retailers, rental stores and merchant wholesalers that distribute prerecorded physical media and music distributors.

Industry Products
MoviesTV programmingOther audiovisual works
 
Industry Activities
Acquiring licenses and rights to distribute motion pictures and TV programmingMarketing motion pictures and TV programmingDistributing to TV stationsDistributing to cinemas


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