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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Digital distribution, although a threat to revenue, will boost profit margins
  • The convenience and instant availability of online content has become the norm
  • Increasing external competition from studios will limit industry revenue growth
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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

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Movie and Video Distribution industry is undergoing a digital revolution. Increasing digital content and distribution have had both advantageous and detrimental effects on the industry. On one side, digital media lowers costs for operators, as digital content is easier to duplicate and distribute and consumers are increasingly opting for digital media. However, digital media also makes it easier for production companies to distribute their own content, bypassing the need for distribution services (this industry does not include studio operators that run in-house distribution subsidiaries). Nevertheless, the digitization of media is expected to continue due to strong consumer demand for content in this format. Ser.. ... 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... 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

    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
  • 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 patterns are evolving
  • Digital content reshapes distribution
  • Increased competition shrinks industry
  • 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
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Movies
  • TV programming
  • Other audiovisual works
  • Chart: Movie & Video Distribution Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Primary distribution companies
  • TV networks
  • Other
  • Wholesale, retail and rental stores
  • International cinemas and tv networks
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Movie & Video Distribution Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • 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
    Major Companies
    RLJ Entertainment Inc.
  • Table: RLJ Entertainment Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Movie & Video Distribution Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Internet traffic volume (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    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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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Movie & Video Distribution market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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