Movie distribution is the process of getting films from the producer or distributor to movie theaters. Movies are sent to the theaters in a variety of ways, such as digital downloads, physical copies, satellite and fiber optic transmissions, and couriers. Digital downloads are the preferred method for many movie distributors, as they provide the fastest, most efficient, and most secure way to get the film to the theater. Physical copies are still used by some distributors, but as technology advances, digital downloads are becoming increasingly popular. Satellite and fiber optic transmissions are used to send movies to theaters located in remote areas, while couriers are used to deliver physical copies of films to theaters.