|Last Quarterly Update:||3/20/2017|
|SIC Codes:||7812, 7819, 7822, 7829, 7832, 7833|
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Companies in this industry produce and/or distribute movies, videos, TV shows, or commercials; exhibit movies; or provide post-production services. Major companies include US-based National Amusements (which controls the majority of Viacom and CBS Corporation), Twenty-First Century Fox, and The Walt Disney Company (all based in the US), as well as BBC Worldwide (the production and distribution arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation) and Vivendi (France).
Internationally, the major US-based studios continue to dominate film and video markets. The US is the world's largest box-office market, followed by China, the UK, Japan, and India. Growth is being driven primarily by the Asia/Pacific region.
The US film and video industry includes about 22,000 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $85 billion.
Movie theaters and the production and distribution of motion pictures and television programs are included in the industry and are also discussed in separate profiles. Radio and television broadcasting and cable and other television subscription programming, which are not included in the industry, are covered separately.
Demand is driven by consumer spending and leisure time. The profitability of individual companies depends on creativity, marketing, and distribution. Large companies have advantages in financing, wide distribution networks, and marketing expertise. Small companies can compete successfully by focusing on special topics, niche audiences, or non-mainstream TV channels. The US industry is concentrated: the top 50 companies ...
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