Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years to 2016, revenue for the DVD, Game and Video Rental industry has severely contracted amid increasing external competition and a wider shift toward substitute services such as on-demand television and subscription-based streaming services. Because of their relative affordability and increasing convenience, more consumers are using these services, decreasing demand for brick-and-mortar stores offering rental services for DVDs and video games. Over the next five years, industry revenue is expected to continue decreasing as consumers continue to opt for more long-term services such as subscription-based streaming services... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The DVD, Game and Video Rental industry is categorized by a low level of market share concentration, with the largest company in the industry accounting for less than 5.0% of industry revenue in 2016. Market share concentration has fallen significantly over the five years to 2016, with the bankruptcy of Blockbuster Canada and Rogers Video, the two largest players at the time.
Blockbuster was the largest player prior to the recession; however, the demise of its US segment resulted in the liquidation of its Canadian assets. After Blockbuster Canada's exit from the industry in 2011, Rogers Video (then owned by Roger Plus) became the largest video rental chain in Canada, followed by Le SuperClub Videotron... purchase to read more