It's showtime: Digitalization, though a threat to revenue, will cut time and costs for industry operators

The Movie and Video Distribution industry continues to suffer due to external competition, as digital technology enables production studios to distribute their own content and bypass industry operators. Moreover, growth in key markets, such as retail stores and movie theaters, remains weak, suppressing demand for distribution services. Digital platforms that enable consumers to indefinitely access media content have risen in popularity due to their convenience and wider selection of offerings. Over the five years to 2022, growth in demand for TV and media content will partly offset distributor bypass. Furthermore, the continued trend toward digitalization, although a threat to revenue, will cut time and costs for distribution companies, helping to boost profit more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth in key markets remains weak, suppressing demand for distribution services
  • The digitization of media has had competing effects on movie and video distributors
  • Increasing external competition from studios will limit industry revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Digitization of content has had a negative impact on the Movie and Video Distribution industry. Although digital media lowers costs for industry operators, as digital content is easier to duplicate and distribute, it has also enabled production companies to distribute their own content, bypassing the need for industry services (this industry does not include studio operators that run in-house distribution subsidiaries). Though some smaller studios contract distributors for help in marketing their productions, the major studios that control Hollywood no longer require industry operators for distribution of physical copies of their films. Mea...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Movie & Video Distribution Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Movie & Video Distribution Industry are

  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Must have license
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Percentage of services conducted online and External competition for the Movie and Video Distribution industry in the Movie & Video Distribution industry impact industry performance..

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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
  • Film distribution
  • Television distribution
  • Other video distribution
  • Industry Activities
  • Acquiring licenses and rights to distribute motion pictures and TV programming
  • Marketing motion pictures and TV programming
  • Distributing to TV stations
  • Distributing to cinemas
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • External competition for the Movie and Video Distribution industry
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from cable networks
  • Demand from movie theaters
  • Demand from retail trade

  • Current Performance
  • Media consumption evolves
  • Digital reshapes distribution
  • Industry contraction
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Distribution opportunities
  • Decreasing costs, higher profit
  • Table: Movie & Video Distribution Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Movie & Video Distribution Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Movie Theaters
  • Television Broadcasting
  • Cable Networks
  • DVD, Game & Video Rental

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Movie & Video Production
  • Television Production

  • Products & Services
  • Film distribution
  • Television distribution
  • Other
  • Other video distribution
  • Chart: Movie & Video Distribution Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic television networks
  • Domestic retail, wholesale and rental markets
  • Domestic movie theaters
  • International markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Movie & Video Distribution Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Marketing
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Movie & Video Distribution

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Movie & Video Distribution Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Movie & Video Distribution Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Movie & Video Distribution Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Internet traffic volume (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Audiovisual Work
  • A series of images accompanied by sound that are created to be shown in a particular order using a machine, such as a projector.
  • Blu-Ray
  • A high-definition disc format.
  • Motion Picture
  • A recorded visual entertainment that includes movies and videos, but excludes TV programming, advertisements and music videos.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Pirate
  • Illegally downloading or distributing of media content that breaches the owner's copyright.
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