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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 | Jan 2015

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 10-15
-1.1%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
6,674
Businesses
368
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 - Industry Products Chapter

Movies

Full-length movies are estimated to account for about 59.0% of the industry's distributed content in 2015. This share of revenue has increased during the past five years because independent movies grew in popularity. This segment is projected to continue growing during the five years to 2020, as spending on movie production increases.

TV programming

TV programming comprises about 24.9% of the industry's distributed content and has been a decreasing segment of the industry. This is because many production studios have switched to in-house distributors. This product segment is projected to stabilize during the five years to 2020, however, as spending on TV production increases... 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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