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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 - Industry Investment Chapter

The US Movie and Video Distribution industry has a medium level of capital intensity. In 2014, for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators spend about $0.14 on capital equipment, an increase from $0.12 in 2009. Capital intensity has increased slightly over the five years to 2014, with the amount of requisite capital rising as distribution companies invested in digital capabilities. Companies have continued to invest in technology as their distribution systems shift in response to consumer demand for more digital products and services. Labor costs, although declining, still remain a major cost, as industry participants continue to require skilled labor for digital distribution and industry contacts... 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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