Entertainment One's goal is to become the world's leading independent content ownership and distribution business through organic growth and acquisitions.
The group's strategy is to acquire established businesses in English-speaking and European markets as well as grow organically through the acquisition of film content and the production of TV programmes.
The international film and TV distribution industry provides excellent opportunities for consolidating a network of independent distributors in different territories around the world to create a business with the scale to offer film producers an alternative to the major studios. Becoming a more attractive partner to film producers will in turn allow the group to access more film content.
Greater scale will also improve the group's ability to negotiate increased revenues and reduced costs through supply-side efficiencies, in particular lowering print and advertising expenditure.
Demand for filmed entertainment continues to grow as digital offers new opportunities for consumers to enjoy content via mobile and internet channels. The market study released by Oliver & Ohlbaum, forecasts strong market growth, with global revenues increasing to $115bn in 2012* (Source: From Middlemen to Mini Majors, Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates, Oct 2007.)