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Video & DVD Retail & Hire Market Report 2005 Product Image

Video & DVD Retail & Hire Market Report 2005

  • Published: January 2005
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Key Note Publications Ltd

This report estimates that, in 2004, the UK video and digital versatile disc (DVD) retail and hire market was worth £3.47bn, a rise of 14.7% on 2003. The retail sector is far larger than the hire sector, and the percentage of overall sales and volumes accounted for by outright purchases continues to increase.

The main area driving the market is DVD retail sales, which have rocketed since 2001. In 2002, retail sales of DVDs exceeded those of the video home system (VHS) cassette for the first time and the sales gap between the two formats has been widening ever since. The rentals sector has also shown a strong shift in the preference for DVDs and, in 2003, demand for the format surpassed that for video rentals.

Among the main problems currently facing the industry are the twin challenges of traditional and Internet piracy. Technological advances in DVD copying equipment have made the work of DVD counterfeiters easier. In addition, the increasing use of broadband for the illegal downloading of films and programmes via the Internet is adding to the costs and losses that the industry is facing.

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1. Market Definition

REPORT COVERAGE

MARKET SECTORS

Video and DVD Retail

Video and DVD Hire

Blank Recordable Media

MARKET TRENDS

Ownership of DVD Players Continues to Rise

Online Purchases

Problems of Video Piracy

ECONOMIC TRENDS

Gross Domestic Product

Table 1: UK Gross Domestic Product at Current and Annual Prices (£m), 1999-2003

Population

Table 2: UK Resident Population Estimates by Sex (000), Mid-Years 1999-2003

Inflation

Table 3: UK Rate of Inflation (%), 1999-2003

Unemployment

Table 4: Actual Number of Unemployed Persons (million), 1999-2003

Household Disposable Income

Table 5: Household Disposable Income Per Capita (£), 1999-2003

MARKET POSITION

Table 6: Total Household Consumer Expenditure and Expenditure on Recreation and Culture (£m and %), 1999-2003

Table 7: Average Weekly Household Expenditure on Selected Goods (£), 2000/2001-2002/2003

Table 8: Average Weekly and Annual Household Expenditure on Selected Goods (£m), 2002/2003

Table 9: Households with Video Cassette Recorders (%), 1998/1999-2002/2003

OVERSEAS

2. Market Size

THE TOTAL MARKET

Table 10: The Total UK Video and DVD Retail and Hire Market by Sector by Value (£m), 2000-2004

Table 11: Breakdown of the Total UK Video and DVD Retail and Hire Market by Sector (%), 2000-2004

BY MARKET SECTOR

Video and DVD Retail

Table 12: The UK Video and DVD Retail Sector by Value, Volume and Average Price per Unit (£m, million units and £), 2000-2004

By Genre

Table 13: Breakdown of Videos and DVDs Bought by Genre (%), 2002 and 2003

Table 14: Breakdown of Videos and DVDs Bought by Genre by Format (%), 2003

Music DVD

Video and DVD Hire

Table 15: The UK Video and DVD Hire Sector by Value, Volume and Average Price per Unit (£m, million units and £), 2000-2004

By Genre

Table 16: Breakdown of Videos and DVDs Rented by Genre (%), 2002 and 2003

Table 17: Breakdown of Videos and DVDs Rented by Genre by Format (%), 2003

Blank Recordable Media

Table 18: The Blank Recordable Media Sector by Value, Volume and Average Price per Unit (£m, million units and £), 2000-2004

OVERSEAS TRADE

Imports

Table 19: Imports of Recordable Magnetic Tape Over 6.5 Millimetres Wide by Value and by Volume (£m and million kilograms), 2003

Table 20: Imports of DVDs by Value and by Volume (£m and million kilograms), 2003

Exports

Table 21: Exports of Recordable Magnetic Tape Over 6.5 Millimetres Wide by Value and by Volume (£m and million kilograms), 2003

3. Industry Background

RECENT HISTORY

INDUSTRY SYNOPSIS

NUMBER OF COMPANIES

Table 22: Number of UK VAT-Based Enterprises Engaged in Motion Picture and Video Distribution by Turnover Sizeband (£000 and %), 2004

EMPLOYMENT

Table 23: Number of UK VAT-Based Local Units Engaged in Motion Picture and Video Distribution by Employment Sizeband (number of employees and %), 2004

REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE

Table 24: Penetration of VHS Recorders and DVD Players by Region (% of adults), 2004

DISTRIBUTION

HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?

LEGISLATION

KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

The Alliance Against Counterfeiting & Piracy

The British Board of Film Classification

The British Film Institute

The British Screen Advisory Council

British Video Association

The Federation Against Copyright Theft

International Video Federation

UK DVD Committee

The UK Film Council

The Video Standards Council

4. Competitor Analysis

THE MARKETPLACE

Film Production

Video and DVD Distribution

Video and DVD Retail and Hire

MARKET LEADERS

Video and DVD Distribution

Table 25: Retail Market Shares of Video and DVD Distributors by Volume (%), 2003

Table 26: Selected Leading Video and DVD Distributors in the UK by Turnover and Pre-Tax Profit (£m), Latest Financial Accounts

BBC Worldwide Ltd

Company Structure

Current and Future Developments

Financial Results

Warner Home Video (UK) Ltd

Company Structure

Current and Future Developments

Financial Results

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Ltd

Company Structure

Current and Future Developments

Financial Results

Columbia Pictures Video Ltd

Company Structure

Current and Future Developments

Financial Results

Buena Vista Home Entertainment Ltd

Company Structure

Current and Future Developments

Financial Results

2 Entertain Video Ltd

Company Structure

Current and Future Developments

Financial Results

Universal Pictures International Operations Ltd

Company Structure

Current and Future Developments

Financial Results

Video and DVD Retail

Table 27: Total Market Shares of Leaders in the Video and DVD Retail Sector by Volume (%), 2002 and 2003

Table 28: Market Shares of Leaders in the Video and DVD Retail Sector by Volume by Format (%), 2003

ASDA Group PLC

Company Structure

Current and Future Developments

Financial Results

HMV Group PLC

Company Structure

Current and Future Developments

Financial Results

Tesco PLC

Company Structure

Current and Future Developments

Financial Results

WH Smith PLC

Company Structure

Current and Future Developments

Financial Results

Woolworths PLC

Company Structure

Current and Future Developments

Financial Results

Video and DVD Hire

Table 29: Market Shares of Leaders in the Video and DVD Hire Sector by Volume (%), 2003

Blockbuster Entertainment Ltd

Company Structure

Current and Future Development

Financial Results

Choices Video

Company Structure

Global Video Ltd

Company Structure

Current and Future Developments

Financial Results

ScreenSelect.co.uk

Company Structure

Current and Future Developments

Financial Results

Video Island Ltd

Company Structure

Current and Future Developments

Financial Results

Other Companies

Post-Production Processes

Table 30: Leading Companies Engaged in the Reproduction of Recording Video by Turnover (£m and %), Latest Financial Accounts

Technicolor Video Services (UK) Ltd

Saehan Ireland Ltd

Deluxe Media Services Ltd

Video Duplication Company Ltd

Eagle Rock Group Ltd

Cinram UK Ltd

Future Video Services Ltd

Other Post-Production Process Companies

OUTSIDE SUPPLIERS

Shopfitters

Plastic Packaging

MARKETING ACTIVITY

Main Media Advertising Expenditure

Table 31: Main Media Advertising Expenditure on Record and Video Stores and Expenditure on Video/DVD (£000), Years Ending September 2003 and 2004

Table 32: Main Media Advertising Expenditure on Videos and DVDs by Online Music and Video Stores (£000), Year Ending September 2004

Table 33: Main Media Advertising Expenditure on Video and DVD Products by Selected Leading Retailer (£000), Year Ending September 2004

Trade Shows

5. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

STRENGTHS

WEAKNESSES

OPPORTUNITIES

THREATS

6. Buying Behaviour

HARDWARE PENETRATION

Table 34: Penetration of Video Cassette Recorders and DVD Players (% of adults), 2001 and 2004

By Age

Table 35: Penetration of Video Cassette Recorders and DVD Players by Age (% of adults), 2004

SOFTWARE PENETRATION

Table 36: Annual Purchasing of Pre-Recorded Video Tapes (% of adults), 2001 and 2004

Table 37: Annual Purchasing of Pre-Recorded DVDs (% of adults), 2001 and 2004

CONSUMER PENETRATION

Video and DVD Retail

Table 38: Penetration of Video Tapes and DVDs by Sex, Age, Social Grade and Income Group (% of adults), 2004

Mail Order

Table 39: Penetration of Video Tapes and DVDs Bought Through Mail Order by Sex, Age, Social Grade and Income Group (% of adults), 2004

Internet

Table 40: Penetration of Video Tapes and DVDs Bought Via the Internet by Sex, Age, Social Grade and Income Group (% of adults), 2004

Video and DVD Hire

Table 41: Rental of Pre-Recorded Video Tapes by Frequency (% of adults), 2001 and 2004

Table 42: Rental of Pre-Recorded DVDs by Frequency (% of adults), 2001 and 2004

VIEWING PATTERNS

Table 43: Frequency of Watching Replay Television Programmes by Format (% of adults), 2004

7. Current Issues

THE ROLE OF THE INTERNET

Online Sales of Videos and DVDs

Online Rental of Videos and DVDs

Illegal Downloading of Films

EUROPEAN/INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

THE POLITICAL SCENE

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

CONSUMER DEMAND

CORPORATE ACTIVITY

LEGISLATIVE CHANGES

8. The Global Market

THE US

EUROPE

ASIA-PACIFIC

Japan

Video Piracy

9. Forecasts

INTRODUCTION

The Economy

Gross Domestic Product

Table 44: Forecast UK Growth in Gross Domestic Product in Real Terms (%), 2004-2008

Inflation

Table 45: Forecast UK Rate of Inflation (%), 2004-2008

FORECASTS 2005-2009

Table 46: The Forecast Total UK Video and DVD Retail and Hire Market by Sector by Value (£m), 2005-2009

FUTURE TRENDS

Demographics

Table 47: The UK Population by Age Group (000), 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011

Market Segmentation

Product Development and Technological Changes

Competitor Forecasts

10. Company Profiles

Bbc Worldwide Ltd

Blockbuster Entertainment Ltd

Buena Vista Home Entertainment Ltd

Columbia Pictures Video Ltd

Hmv Group Plc

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Ltd

2 Entertain Video Ltd

Universal Pictures International Operations Ltd

Warner Home Video (uk) Ltd

Woolworths PLC

11. Further Sources

Associations

General Sources

Government Publications

Other Sources

Bonnier Information Sources

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