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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 | Aug 2016

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
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Movie and Video Distribution industry is undergoing a digital revolution. In addition to increasing external competition, diminishing demand for DVDs and slow growth in downstream markets such as movie theaters, have negatively affected industry performance. As movie and TV production increases over the next five years, demand for content distribution provided by the industry will also grow. Likewise, demand for video is projected to rise, as mobile devices and greater internet connectivity make television and movie content more accessible to viewers. However, increasing external competition from studios, which will continue to manage and distribute content in-house, will limit revenue growth... purchase to read more

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The Movie & Video Distribution industry exhibits low market share concentration. This can be explained by the fragmented and private nature of distributors that rely on industry contacts in niche and local markets. Distributors are heavily dependent on content produced by movie and TV studios, and must set up long-term contacts in cinema, TV broadcasting and retail industries to make sales. The personal nature of these contacts, combined with the costs of acquiring content, often limits distribution companies to a specific region or to a specific genre of content. In addition, the establishment of, and increased reliance on, in-house distributors of major movie and TV studios have further limited the content available to independent distribution companies... 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. This industry does not include in-house distribution departments.

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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