A distributor is a person who fixes the release date of a film and the process by which a film is to be displayed or made available for watching. A distributor can do this directly, if he/she owns the distribution network or theaters, or through sub-distributors and theatrical exhibitors. Theatrical distribution software is an intelligent software which helps the film distributor to market the film. Theatrical distribution software is cloud-based which helps in end-to-end booking and theatrical planning. The software is specially designed to help decide exactly where and when to book a film so as to achieve maximum profit. This software enables film booking, film fulfillment, and film marketing teams to collaborate to simplify a release of a movie. Theatrical distribution software is used for various purposes such as box office report processing, real time trial balance, statement pricing, payment entry and application, booking, and financial reporting. The software is configured and enhanced to handle digital releases.

Quick technological progress in the film industry and film theatres has led to numerous changes in the course of the years. The considerable rise in theatrical distribution software has helped film theatres to be in stronger competition in the market. The theatrical distributor is responsible for confirming that a full line of advertising material is available for every film which would help the exhibitor attract the largest base of audience. This software helps the distributor to fulfill all the customer demands by providing them end to end booking.

There are several factors which are driving the global theatrical distribution software market such as the fact that it’s a smart data analysis software created specially to decide where and when to book to maximize profit potential. The theatrical distribution software is easy-to-use and enables booking, fulfillment, and marketing teams to work together, facilitating a cohesive transparent release. It is automatically and infinitely scalable. The theatrical distribution software market has a flexible architecture that effortlessly assimilates into existing environments, letting users leverage their IT infrastructure investments and easily adapt to future technologies, while efficiently protecting intellectual property (IP) rights and profits. This software is designed as a rights licensing system catering to the entertainment industry. It exceeds the performance of any real-time transaction processing film distribution engine in the market. However, restraints such as errors in the theatrical distribution software might hinder the growth of the global theatrical distribution software market. Nevertheless, there are opportunities for companies to adopt theatrical distribution software that would help them drastically improve productivity and save time.

The global theatrical distribution software market can be segmented based on deployment, pricing model, and region. In terms of deployment, the theatrical distribution software market can be categorized into on-premise and cloud based deployment. With the help of cloud deployment, theatrical distribution software is designed to make life easier for independent sales agents and film distributors. Based on pricing model, the global theatrical distribution software market can be categorized into subscription based and licensing. The theatrical distribution software comes in monthly subscription based pricing as well as in licensed based pricing. A software license is for larger customers with the resources to manage a complex database system and their own data. Based on region, the global theatrical distribution software market can be segregated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South America. North America is anticipated to hold a leading share of the global theatrical distribution software market during the forecast period. This is attributable to presence of global players in the region.

Some of the leading companies in the global theatrical distribution software market are CinemaCloudWorks, Access Integrated Technologies, Inc., MediaLogiq Systems, Inc., Hollywood Software, and Vistex, Inc. among others.

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