Netflix has selected some 19 firms from around the world to convert its content for streaming.

Re:fine, TVT and Deluxe are among the firms to be placed on the internet subscription service’s list of preferred suppliers.

Netflix director of content partners operations Chris Fetner said: “We’re looking for the top providers in the digital supply chain to streamline workflows and help us accelerate the streaming VOD transformation.

“Netflix seeks to digitise content quickly, while still maintaining the highest quality possible. Matching content providers with the best service providers accomplishes that.”

As part of the selection process the firms had to demonstrate their capabilities in the areas of file storage, video restoration, file transcoding and encoding, subtitling, quality control, file transportation, standards conversion and file manipulation and scalable workflow management.

Re:fine chairman Symon Roue said: ”Our robust approach to content supply chain procedures and quality control have been given endorsement by one the world’s most exciting players in true on demand.” 

Kim Thesiger, managing director of TVT, added: “As one of only three UK preferred vendors, TVT will be building on its reputation as a global company with local knowledge.

“From our offices in London, Sydney, LA, Singapore and Tokyo we will service media content owners with all the tools they need to deliver in the correct format to Netflix across any of its territories.”