The big picture: Rising advertising expenditure and demand for industry services supported revenue

Operators in the Movie and Video Distribution industry in Canada market and circulate video content to downstream exhibitors, including movie theatres, TV networks and retailers of physical media. Over the five years to 2019, the transition to digital content has diminished the relevance of content distributors as studios increasingly undertake in-house distribution activities. Digital platforms that enable consumers to indefinitely access media content have risen in popularity due to their convenience and wider selection of offerings. The resulting ubiquity of digital content has presented opportunities and challenges for content distributors. Streaming platforms that boast a wide library of content present new opportunities for more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The continued trend toward digitalization, although a threat to revenue, will cut time and costs for distribution companies
  • Film and TV content in digital formats has become the industry norm
  • Distributors will need to continue developing marketing strategies
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Movie and Video Distribution industry in Canada is responsible for setting the timeframe of theatrical releases of feature films, distributing content for TV broadcast syndication and releasing content to retailers and wholesalers in physical and digital formats. Industry operators negotiate licensing agreements with production studios and typically accumulate a library of feature content to sell to downstream exhibitors and retailers. Historically, distributors held a pivotal place in the media value chain by connecting production houses to exhibitor networks. However, the transition to digital media consumption and distributor bypass strategies have curtailed industry revenue growth amid rising demand for TV and movies...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 licence
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of fixed broadband connections and Total advertising expenditure in the Movie & Video Distribution industry impact industry performance..

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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
  • Feature films
  • TV programming
  • Other audiovisual works
  • Industry Activities
  • Acquiring licences and rights to distribute motion pictures and TV programming
  • Marketing motion pictures and TV programming
  • Distributing to TV stations
  • Distributing to cinemas
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of fixed broadband connections
  • Total advertising expenditure
  • Technological change for the Video Postproduction Services industry
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from cable networks and program distribution
  • Demand from movie theatres

  • Current Performance
  • Media consumption evolves
  • Opportunities and challenges of digital content
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • External competition increases
  • Digital revenue opportunities
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Movie & Video Distribution Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Movie & Video Distribution Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada
  • Department Stores in Canada
  • Movie Theatres in Canada
  • TV Broadcasting in Canada
  • Cable Networks in Canada
  • DVD, Game & Video Rental in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Movie, TV & Video Production in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • TV programming
  • Feature films
  • Other audiovisual works
  • Chart: Movie & Video Distribution Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Foreign markets
  • Retail outlets
  • TV broadcasters
  • Other
  • Domestic movie theatres
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Movie & Video Distribution Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesDepreciationMarketingRentUtilitiesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Movie & Video Distribution

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Movie & Video Distribution Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    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
    Table: Industry Data for the Movie & Video Distribution Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)
  • Leisure Time (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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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