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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 | Sep 2016

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IBISWorld’s Film, Video & TV Programme Distribution market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% to reach £3.6 billion, including an anticipated increase of 0.7%... purchase to read more

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US-produced films

Films produced in the United States are expected to contribute 39.2% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The majority of these are produced by the so-called Big Six film studios: Warner Bros, Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios. Generally, US-produced films are distributed by the UK distribution arms of the major studios. They are consistently the most dominant product in the industry, but their percentage of industry revenue can fluctuate each year as it depends primarily on the number of new releases. However, over the past five years, US-produced films are expected to have lost market share at the expense of UK-produced films.

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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 filmsOther 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

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