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The performance of the Film, Video and TV Programme Post-Production industry is influenced by demand from key markets, technological developments and the competitive position afforded to the industry by tax incentives. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to grow at a compound annual rate of 6.3% over the five years through 2018-19, although this figure disguises significant volatility. However, the industry declined substantially in 2013-14, placing it on a low base at the beginning of the period. Large shifts in demand from film producers have shaped the way the industry has developed. Revenue is forecast to decline by 0.1% in the current year to £1.9 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increasing inward investment has supported growth in industry demand and revenue
  • Declining barriers to entry have resulted in strong growth in enterprise numbers over the past five years
  • The entry of small players is expected to contribute to limited profit growth over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The level of capital intensity in the industry can be measured using its capital-to-labour ratio. Using depreciation as a proxy for capital and total industry wages as a proxy for labour, the industry has a capital-to-labour ratio of approximately 1:4.97. This means that for each £1.00 invested in capital, an estimated £4.97 is spent on wages. Technically advanced, high-end computer equipment and software is required for most post-production activities, contributing to the industry's capital requirements. Capital equipment requirements increase as more films and programmes are produced that require digital enhancement and computer-generated refinement.Despite the moderate capital needs of the industry, it is still reliant on labour. Mos...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Having a good reputation
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from advertising agencies and Demand from motion picture production in the Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production Industry?

    Firms in this industry engage in post-production activities such as editing, film and tape transfers, titling, subtitling and adding credits and closed captions. Animation, special effects and computer-generated graphics are also included in the industry. Some companies operate motion-picture film laboratories for motion-picture and animated film makers and stock footage libraries. The processing and developing of motion-picture film are also included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Editing
  • Titling, subtitling and closed-captioning services
  • Visual effects, computer-generated graphics and animation
  • Other post-production services
  • Industry Activities
  • Editing films and TV programmes
  • Adding titles, subtitles, credits and closed captions to films and TV programmes
  • Producing computer graphics, animations and special effects for films and TV programmes
  • Developing and processing motion-picture film
  • Operating motion-picture laboratories
  • Operating specialised laboratories for animated films and TV programmes
  • Operating stock footage libraries
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from advertising agencies
  • Demand from motion picture production
  • Demand from television programme production
  • Cinema admissions
  • IT and telecommunications adoption

  • Current Performance
  • Volatile performance
  • Uncertain growth
  • Technological advances
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • The next act
  • Advertising concerns
  • Easy entry
  • Table: Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Motion Picture Production
  • Television Programme Production
  • Advertising Agencies

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling
  • Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Visual effects, computer-generated graphics and animation
  • Editing
  • Other post-production services
  • Titling, subtitling and closed-captioning services
  • Chart: Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Film producers
  • Advertisers
  • Television producers
  • Online videomakers
  • Other
  • Corporate videomakers
  • Music video producers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesAmortisationDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Technicolor SA,
  • Table: Technicolor SA - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Film, Video & TV Programme Post-Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Closed Captions
  • These are included with films and programs, but the viewer can choose whether or not they are displayed.
  • Colour Grading
  • This often arduous process of altering the colour of shots is a major component of post-production activities.
  • Foley Art
  • Foley artists create sound effects for post-production using a variety of methods, such as hitting two halves of a coconut shell together to simulate the sound of horse hooves.
  • Ident
  • A brief clip used in TV advertising breaks to identify the channel that the viewer is watching.
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