Doomed by digital: Demand is slowing as consumers switch to streaming services

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Online and other on-demand services are replacing prerecorded media
  • On-demand content is robbing market share from the industry
  • Blu-ray will overtake DVDs, but the switch to web content will overshadow this progress

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The industry's products are becoming increasingly obsolete in light of digital media formats and an ever-growing selection of online streaming options. Weakening demand has led many industry operators to stop production entirely or cut costs through consolidation and offshoring. Nevertheless, hope still lies in the growing popularity of 3D movies, which require discs due to the large file sizes involved...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    There are two main kinds of recordable media manufacturers: those who produce optical and magnetic media, including recorded and blank, and those who replicate information onto blank media. The former face larger barriers in terms of equipment and skilled labor and therefore are the basis for the industry-wide determination of medium and steady barriers to entry.

    Companies that produce optical and magnetic media face high startup costs. US manufacturers offshore production of older media formats in an attempt to cut costs. However, machinery used to produce new optical media formats, such as Blu-ray discs, is pricey and fragile. Most US-based production is of advanced formats, which not only require advanced technology, but also require skilled labor. As ..

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    Additional Insights for the Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Having links with suppliers
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Percentage of services conducted online and Per capita disposable income in the Recordable Media Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry encapsulates enterprises that manufacture optical and magnetic media. These include blank audio tapes, video tapes, diskettes, compact discs (CDs), digital versatile discs (DVDs) and Blu-ray discs. Companies in this industry also mass duplicate audio, video, software and other data on magnetic, optical or similar media. This industry excludes circuit board-based storage technologies, such as MP3 players, flash drives, hard disks and portable hard disk drives.

    Industry Products
    Software reproduction
    Full-length audio discs, records, and compact discs (CD)
    Full-length cassette tape reproduction
    Video media reproduction
    Other media reproduction
    Optical disks and the manufacturing of other recording media
    Industry Activities
    Blank optical and magnetic media
    Mass-reproducing software
    Mass-reproducing game cartridge software
    Mass-reproducing cassette tapes and compact discs
    Mass-reproducing optical discs
    Phonograph record
    Mass-reproducing videotapes

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Physical demand weakens
  • Alternative content access and delivery
  • Offshore and trade
  • Product development
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Substitution demand
  • Structure
  • Another dimension
  • Table: Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumer Electronics Stores
  • Software Publishing
  • Movie & Video Distribution
  • Music Publishing
  • Video Game Software Publishing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Plastic Products Miscellaneous Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other media reproduction
  • Software reproduction
  • Video media reproduction
  • Full-length audio discs, records, and compact discs (CD)
  • Optical disks and the manufacturing of other recording media
  • Other
  • Full-length cassette tape reproduction
  • Chart: Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Software producers
  • Film studios
  • Retail
  • Other
  • Music studios
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Recordable Media Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
  • Table: Technicolor - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Percentage of services conducted online (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • An optical disc storage medium designed to supersede the standard DVD format because of its higher capacity.
  • Cd (Compact Disc)
  • A digital optical disc for data/audio storage. Formats include CD-ROM(read only memory), CD-R and CD-RW
  • Cloud Computing
  • Web-based processing that provides resources, software and information to computers and other devices on demand over the internet.
  • Dvd (Digital Versatlie/Video Disc)
  • A high-density optical disc for storing large amounts of data, especially high-resolution audio-visual material. Formats include DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM
  • High Definition Television (Hdtv)
  • Digitally broadcast video with resolution substantially higher than traditional TV systems; HD has about 2 million pixels per frame, roughly five times that of standard TV.
  • Offshoring
  • The relocation of a company's business process, such as manufacturing or accounting, from one country to another, whether the work is outsourced or stays within the company.
  • Open Source
  • A licensing system that makes software source code available to the public to use, or develop further, at no charge.
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