Digitaliseringen af biograferne i Danmark: The Digitalization of the Danish Cinemas

Miriam Lerkenfeld Smith

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


During the last century a digital revolution has spread amongst a myriad of industries, which has changed their conditions radically. This revolution is starting to effect the movie industry globally, as well as in Denmark, where the traditional analogue trajectory is about to be replaced by the disruptive digital technology in the next five to ten years. Therefore big investments of the industry’s infrastructure will be required mostly at the expense of the exhibitioners, and an inequality between the cinemas investments, and the expenditure cut the already financial strong distributors gains will occur. Another problem is, that it is a governmental supported industry where only 20% of the cinemas are producing 80% of the turnover, and therefore the distributors’ interest in co-financing the digitalization only concerns the largest cinemas, which will force the small cinemas to obtain alternative financing or close down. If you analyze the issue from a game theoretical angle, the distributors are the ones with the win out because they are economically strong, more homogeneous, and have credible means of exerting pressure, and therefore the cinemas will have to implicate thirds parties to gain a better position in the negotiations e.g. the Danish Film Institute. Because of the dilemma between commercial interests and cultural politics, most likely a comprehensive agreement between the distributors and the largest cinemas will be made, and afterwards the small and local cinemas will find individual ways to fund their own investments either through the Danish Film Institute, the municipalities, or community networks.

UddannelserErhvervsøkonomi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato1 jan. 2006


  • Danmark
  • Digitalisering
  • Innovation
  • Film
  • Forhandling
  • Teknologi
  • Strategi
  • Spilteori
  • Distributører
  • Branche
  • Biografer