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:
ADVANCED DIGITAL DESIGN
AMETRON AUDIO/ VIDEO RENTALS & SALES
FOX STUDIOS POST PRODUCTION SERVICES
SMV COMPLETE MEDIA
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS DIGITAL SERVICES
YALE FILM & VIDEO