Does Television Entry Decrease the Number of Movie Theaters?

21 Pages Posted: 14 May 2020

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Ricard Gil

Queen's University (Canada) - Smith School of Business

Fernanda Gutierrez‐Navratil

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: April 2017

Abstract

This paper empirically examines the impact of competition in the television (TV) industry on the number of movie theaters, their attendance, and their box office revenues. Studies of firm entry usually focus on the impact of regulation on economic outcomes within an industry, thereby neglecting its impact on neighboring industries. Using changes in regulation in the Spanish local TV station industry, we estimate the impact of TV entry on the movie theater industry between 1993 and 2005. Our findings show that local TV entry decreased the number of theaters and screens in a province, as well as movie attendance and box office revenues.

JEL Classification: L11, L43, L82

Suggested Citation

Gil, Ricard and Gutierrez‐Navratil, Fernanda, Does Television Entry Decrease the Number of Movie Theaters? (April 2017). Economic Inquiry, Vol. 55, Issue 2, pp. 736-756, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3596367 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecin.12414

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