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Video & Game Rental in the UK: Market Research Report

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Video & Game Rental Market Research Report | SIC N77.220 | Mar 2017

Game over: Revenue continues to fall as online streaming services become increasingly popular

IBISWorld’s Video & Game Rental 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
LoveFilm International Limited LoveFilm International Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Video and Game Rental industry rent out media and games to consumers through in-store operations or online portals. This does not include streaming services through video on demand (VOD) or the provision of downloadable games. The industry is highly fragmented, with a host of independent stores, but is also dominated by a single major company, namely Amazon Instant Video. The industry has been marred by cultural changes such as the development of VOD. This has brought intense competition from external operators like Netflix who can get exclusive rights to media content and allow consumers to stream it easily through portable devices... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Video and Game Rental industry has been decimated over the past five years. Since the industry’s peak in the nineties and early 2000s, when rental stores were commonplace in many communities, the pace of technological development has gutted the industry. Alternative methods of media consumption have caused demand for the industry’s services to plummet. Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 15.7% to reach an estimated £161 million.

Operators have moved toward a system of online rental services where media is selected and delivered in physical form to consumers. This has done little to change the industry’s fortunes. An .. purchase to read more


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What is the Video & Game Rental Industry?

Operators in this industry rent films, TV programmes and games in stores or over the internet. The industry does not include the provision of media through streaming services such as video on demand (VOD) or downloadable games.

Industry Products
In-store video rentals Online subscriptionsIn-store game rentals
Industry Activities
Renting films, TV programmes and other media productions in-storeRenting films, TV programmes and other media productions onlineRenting video games

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