The UK Film, Video and TV Programme Distribution industry has been expanding in recent years thanks to the increased popularity of British films and TV programmes worldwide. The main activities of the industry are the distribution of film for viewing in cinemas and for home entertainment, and broadcast syndication of TV programmes on domestic or international television channels. The performance of the industry therefore depends on film popularity, variations in film numbers of film releases, DVD and Blu-ray sales and price changes, and demand from domestic and international TV broadcasters.
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 of film, videos and DVDs from master copies and the wholesale and retail sale of these items. Broadcast syndication – the licensing of TV channels to external broadcasters – is also included.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.