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Contents >> 16.0 Film and Video - Introduction >> 16.5 Financial Data for Film and Video Distribution Industry

Film and video distribution industry

The main sources of revenue for film and video distribution businesses in 1999-2000 were the renting and leasing of films to motion picture exhibitors ($289.4m) and television businesses ($172.5m); and the sale of pre-recorded video tapes and DVDs to retail outlets ($157.0m). Copyright fees and licences for film and video distribution accounted for about one-quarter (23%) of total expenses.

16.9 INCOME AND EXPENSES OF BUSINESSES IN THE FILM AND VIDEO DISTRIBUTION INDUSTRY - 1999-2000

Value
Percentage contribution
$m
%

Income
Sales of pre-recorded video tapes and DVDs to:
Video hire stores
100.4
8.8
Retail outlets
157.0
13.8
Direct marketing and other businesses
2.9
0.3
Total
260.3
22.8
Income from the rental/lease of pre-recorded video tapes, DVDs and films to:
Motion picture exhibitors
289.4
25.3
Television businesses
172.5
15.1
Video hire stores
94.9
8.3
Other businesses
24.0
2.1
Total
580.8
50.9
Other income
Income from the provision of channels to pay TV stations
169.2
14.8
Other
131.5
11.5
Total
300.7
26.3
Total income
1 141.8
100.0
Expenses
Labour costs
Wages and salaries
66.8
6.4
Other
12.4
1.2
Total
79.2
7.6
Selected expenses
Payments to other businesses for dubbing, duplication and film print costs
77.7
7.5
Program rights/licence fees used
124.4
12.0
Copyright fees/licences for film and video distribution
235.6
22.7
Advertising expenses
127.1
12.2
Other operating expenses
236.0
22.7
Total
800.8
77.1
Other costs
158.2
15.2
Total expenses
1 038.4
100.0

ABS, Film and Video Production and Distribution, 1999-2000 (cat. no. 8679.0).


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