DUPLICATION, TRANSFERS, CONVERSIONS NECESSARY BEFORE DISTRIBUTION
Post production houses duplicate and transfer entertainment media before distribution.
Telecine transfers involve transferring motion picture film into a video or a digital tape file.
Conversions refer to the encoding system used for television broadcast (NTSC for most of North & South America; PAL for most of Europe).
Specific hardware is available in post houses to effect these duplication, transfers and conversions and ready product for worldwide distribution.
Here are companies that provide this service:
20th CENTURY FOX STUDIOS MEDIA SERVICES
ADS (ADVANCED DIGITAL SERVICES, INC.)
ADVANCED DIGITAL DESIGN
AMETRON AUDIO/ VIDEO RENTALS & SALES
NBCUNIVERSAL STUDIOS DIGITAL SERVICES
SMV COMPLETE MEDIA
YALE FILM & VIDEO