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Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution in the UK: Market Research Report

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Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution Market Research Report | SIC J59.130 | Jun 2017

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The Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
BBC Worldwide Limited BBC Worldwide Limited market share
The Walt Disney Company The Walt Disney Company market share
Twentieth Century Fox Film Company Ltd Twentieth Century Fox Film Company Ltd market share
Universal Studios International BV Universal Studios International BV market share
Warner Bros Entertainment UK Limited Warner Bros Entertainment UK Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£4bn
Annual Growth 13-18
2.7%
Annual Growth 18-23
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Profit
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Employment
10,259
Businesses
605
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Video-on-demand services have become more popular, causing demand for DVDs to fall
  • The share of revenue attributed to DVD retailers is decreasing as video-on-demand becomes more popular
  • It is expected to become easier for small distributors to succeed in the industry over the next five years
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Film, Video and TV Programme Distribution industry has expanded over the past five years due to the success of a number of film releases during the period and rising demand from video-on-demand (VOD) platforms. The main activities of the industry are the distribution of films for viewing in cinemas and at home, and the broadcast syndication of TV programmes on domestic or international television channels. The performance of the industry therefore depends on film popularity, the number of film releases, DVD and Blu-ray sales and demand from domestic and international TV broadcasters and VOD platforms.

Over the five years through 2017-18, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.7% to reach £4.1 billion, including an anticipated increase of 0.6%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Market share concentration in the Film, Video and TV Programme Distribution industry is considered to be moderate. The four largest companies in the industry are estimated to have a joint market share of 40.8% in 2017-18.

The industry's market share concentration has remained relatively steady over the past five years because of the unrelenting grip of the major US distributors. However, the proportion of revenue generated from the distribution of UK-produced films has increased, resulting in a number of smaller UK distributors gaining market share. Additionally, the internet has provided a new marketing channel for distributors and reduced advertising costs, which has allowed smaller studios to increase their market share. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution Industry are

  • Ability to effectively manage risk
  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from cinemas and Demand from television programming and broadcasting in the Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more

     


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    What is the Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution Industry?

    This industry consists of firms that distribute films to cinemas, TV networks and other exhibitors. It also includes companies that acquire distribution rights and distribute DVDs to retailers and wholesalers, but excludes the reproduction and sale of film, videos and DVDs from master copies. Broadcast syndication, which is the licensing of TV programmes to external broadcasters, is also included.

    Industry Products
    US-produced filmsUK-produced filmsInternationally-produced films and television seriesOther video and DVD distributionTV programme distribution
     
    Industry Activities
    Distributing films to cinemasDistributing films, videos and TV programmes to TV networks and stationsDistributing films, videos and TV programmes to other exhibitorsDistributing DVDs and Blu-ray Discs tors andersAcquiring film, video and television distribution rights


    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
  • Demand from cinemas
  • Demand from television programming and broadcasting
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from motion picture production
  • Demand from video and game rental
  • Current Performance
  • Motion picture popularity
  • Industry shake-up
  • Industry profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Digital developments
  • Threats to UK production
  • Advertising and new platforms
  • Table: Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets
  • Cinemas
  • Television Programming & Broadcasting
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motion Picture Production
  • Television Programme Production
  • Products & Services
  • US-produced films
  • UK-produced films
  • TV programme distribution
  • Other video and DVD distribution
  • Internationally-produced films and television series
  • Chart: Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Video on demand
  • Video and DVD retailers
  • TV broadcasters
  • Cinemas
  • Non-theatrical exhibitors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Film cost amortisation
  • Advertising
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Warner Bros Entertainment UK Limited
    BBC Worldwide Limited
    The Walt Disney Company Ltd
    Universal Studios International BV
    Twentieth Century Fox Film Company Ltd
  • Table: Warner Bros Entertainment UK Limited - financial performance
  • Table: BBC Worldwide Limited - financial performance
  • Table: The Walt Disney Company Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Universal Studios International BV - financial performance
  • Table: Twentieth Century Fox Film Company Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Film, Video & TV Programme 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 Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Broadcast Syndication
  • A process whereby broadcasters sell the right to broadcast their TV programmes to local stations.
  • Distributor
  • A company that acquires the rights to develop a film's commercial value in the theatrical, video and TV markets. Distributors are also responsible for advertising and marketing to attract audiences.
  • Theatrical Release
  • When a film is released in cinemas. This can be on a wide release (nationally across hundreds of cinemas) or within a small geographic region across fewer cinemas.

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    This report on Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • 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 Film, Video & TV Programme 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
    • And of course, much more

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