The Digital Production Partnership DPP is a partnership between British television networks ITV, Channel 4, Sky, Channel Five, S4C, UKTV and the BBC and has unveiled its new Technical and Metadata Standards for File-based programme delivery for the UK and International broadcast television markets.
Working closely with the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AWMA) in the US, the DPP has been the driving force behind the creation of the organisation’s ‘AS-11,’ a new international file format for HD Files. The new DPP guidelines will require files delivered to UK broadcasters to be compliant with a specified subset of this new, internationally recognised standard.
By implementing one set of pan-industry technical standards for the UK, the DPP aims to minimise confusion and expense for programme-makers, and avoid a situation where a number of different file types and specifications proliferate.
Also see The Digital Production Partnership for up to date details on UK’s TV programme Delivery by Digital File Requirments.