Game over: Revenue will significantly contract due to increased pressure from nonindustry competitors

The DVD, Game and Video Rental industry in Canada experienced a massive contraction over the past five years due to increased pressure from nonindustry competitors, including video streaming websites, on-demand services and rental kiosks. The affordability and flexibility associated with these substitutes compelled consumers to rent DVDs, games and videos from these competitors, diminishing demand for industry services. Over the five years to 2018, consumers pivoted almost exclusively to subscription streaming services such as Netflix for their home entertainment needs, which can be viewed across a range of digital platforms. Over the next five years, online content, such as streaming and downloaded media, will continue to service an increasing share of industry more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As consumer spending increases, consumers will opt for more long-term services
  • Digital content has grown to replace physical media as the main form of content distribution
  • Streaming content will continue to replace many of the services offered by operators
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The DVD, Game and Video Rental industry in Canada rents and retails a range of physical media, such as DVDs, Blu-ray discs, video games and other video products. As with other physical media industries, technological changes over the past five years are visibly altering the landscape for industry operators. The rapid growth in popularity of mail-order services, streaming and on-demand services have and continue to cut into demand for industry services. The shift toward these products is mainly attributed to the convenience and low cost associated with nonretail locations. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualized rate of 9.6% to $572.4 million over the five years to 2018, including a decline of 2.9% in 2018 alone...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the DVD, Game & Video Rental Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the DVD, Game & Video Rental Industry are

  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Ability to effectively manage losses from late- or no-returns
  • Access to exclusive or rare merchandise
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of fixed broadband connections and Consumer spending in the DVD, Game & Video Rental industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the DVD, Game & Video Rental Industry?

    This industry comprises operators that rent out prerecorded media such as movies, TV and video games. This industry excludes revenue generated from mail-distributed, kiosk-distributed, on-demand and online streaming rentals.

    Industry Products
  • Nonsubscription rental
  • Subscription rental
  • Industry Activities
  • Renting video games (both computer and console)
  • Renting video cassettes
  • Renting video DVDs
  • Renting Blu-ray discs
  • 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
  • Consumer spending
  • Leisure time
  • Demand from movie theatres
  • Number of households earning $100K or more

  • Current Performance
  • External competition
  • Digital markets
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Survival through specialization
  • Future threats
  • Table: DVD, Game & Video Rental Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - DVD, Game & Video Rental Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Candy Production in Canada
  • Movie & Video Distribution in Canada
  • Software Publishing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Nonsubscription rental
  • Subscription rental
  • other
  • Chart: DVD, Game & Video Rental Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households with income between $50,000 and $100,000
  • Households with income over $100,000
  • Households with income between $30,000 and $50,000
  • Households with income less than $30,000
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the DVD, Game & Video Rental Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesDepreciation and wagesRent and utilitiesMarketingOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs DVD, Game & Video Rental

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the DVD, Game & Video Rental 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 DVD, Game & Video Rental 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 DVD, Game & Video Rental Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Number of fixed broadband connections (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • An optical disc format designed to display high-definition video (1080p) and store larger amounts of data.
  • On-Demand
  • An interactive TV technology that allows subscribers to view programming in real time or download programs and view them later.
  • Personal Video Recorder
  • A device that records video in a digital format to a disc drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card or other storage device.
  • Ultraviolet
  • A cloud-based digital rights authentication system that lets users download or stream purchased content on several devices and platforms.
  • Vhs
  • Refers to video home system, which is a videocassette recorder system that uses half-inch magnetic tape.
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