Australia - Cinema and Video Industry

Synopsis

The distribution companies are the companies that control the film copyrights. They buy the films from the producers and/or bring film products into the country. The market is dominated by four companies; the top two Roadshow and UIP have a combined marketshare of around 80%. Roadshow Film Distributors, a 50-50 joint venture with Village Roadshow Limited and Greater Union.

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Cinema Industry
    • 1.1 Distribution
    • 1.2 Exhibition
    • 1.3 Digital Film arriving
  • 2. The video market
    • 2.1 Market overview
    • 2.2 The rise of DVDs
    • 2.3 Video servers to replace VCRs
    • Table 1 – Number and proportion of cinema screens by exhibitor – 1998-2001
    • Table 2 – Number and proportion of 70mm screens by exhibitor – 1998-2001
    • Table 3 – Box office revenue – 1990-2001
    • Table 4 – Video hire business size and activities – 1999/2000
    • Table 5 – Share of video stores involved in different retail activities – 1996-2000
    • Table 6 – Major video companies – 1998
    • Table 7 – Wholesale sales of videos and DVDs – 1990-2000

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Status Archived

Last updated 17 May 2002
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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