The UK Motion Picture Distribution industry includes all operators who distribute films to theatres, television broadcasters, retailers and wholesalers, and other exhibitors. Film distribution revenue is largely driven by DVD and Blu-ray releases, TV releases and cinema releases. Changes in the number of DVDs and Blu-ray Discs distributed are influenced by the number of films released during a year, the popularity of these films in cinemas and the desire of consumers to own them.
Over the past five years, industry revenue has fluctuated significantly due to large variations in film numbers, film popularity, DVD and Blu-ray sales and prices, and TV licensing numbers.
Companies in this industry distribute films to motion picture theatres, TV networks and other film exhibitors. It also includes companies that acquire distribution rights and distribute DVDs to retailers and wholesalers. The industry excludes the reproduction of film, video and DVDs from master copies and the wholesale and retail sale of these items.
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.