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The DPP is the leading media industry association. We bring customers and suppliers together to gain strategic insight and create opportunities. We have hundreds of members from across the whole content supply chain.

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Events

DPP events provide deep industry insight and high quality networking, bringing together influential content, technology, and service companies. Explore our upcoming events.

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Insight

DPP insight reports provide valuable intelligence on the most important topics in media and technology. They can help you keep up to date on industry context and technology developments. Our reports are available for free to all DPP members.

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Technology

The DPP brings together engineers and operations professionals to explore challenges and define common ways of working. Explore our technology projects, and download our Recommendations and Guidance documents.

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If you missed any of our events, you can watch them on demand here.

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Explore some of the DPP's major content themes, bringing together our events, insight, and technical work. You can also learn more about our industry leading Committed to... programmes, and discover how your company can take part.

About the DPP

Find out more about the DPP, and why your company should be part of it.

What is the DPP?

The DPP is the media industry’s business network. We’re based in London and operate internationally.

Our purpose is to bring together companies from the whole media supply chain to share knowledge, solve problems and create business opportunities.

We believe that openness, collaboration, and shared insight are key to success in a complex media environment in which no company can do everything itself.

Our skill is to create and facilitate those conversations in a safe, trusted environment.

We’re the business intelligence team every company needs

What does the DPP mean to its members?

What can the DPP do for you?

Our goal is to help you do business more effectively.

We generate all our outputs by bringing together experts from our membership. We will help you build incredible connections, and bring you unparalleled insight and business engagements that come from spending time with your customers, suppliers and peers.

We’ll put you in the room with the people you really need to know

Your company can build its brand through the DPP by partnering with us on individual projects, reports and events. You'll be associated with the highest quality materials and activities in the industry - consumed by the people that matter.

If you want something more bespoke, we can do that too. Member companies engage us to host and facilitate events, give expert presentations, undertake specialist research, and provide consultancy.

What makes the DPP unique?

The DPP is a neutral entity. We don’t campaign or lobby for any part of the industry. Our interest is only in helping everyone to succeed.

We understand the industry we work in. We are a team with real world experience of making and delivering content – both for content companies and suppliers.

The DPP is a network for media industry experts, run by industry experts

The DPP has a light touch governance structure. It makes us highly agile: we're able to respond to whatever is happening in the market. That ensures our work is always relevant and purposeful. And we're highly productive: we deliver a lot, fast.

When you become a DPP member company we treat all your employees as members. They can all access our outputs and activities.

The DPP is an unbeatable personal development resource for your people

What’s the origin of the DPP?

In 2011 three broadcasters – ITV, Channel 4, and the BBC – decided to collaborate informally to hasten the move to end to end digital working. This endeavour was called the Digital Production Partnership – and subsequently reduced to the DPP.

The DPP brought together colleagues from across the industry – in production, post-production, technology, and distribution. This collaboration led to the definition of a common specification for the delivery of content in file format.

The DPP began as a way of building collaboration across the supply chain

In October 2014 all UK broadcasters adopted the new DPP delivery format and removed video tape from their processes.

It was a fine achievement. But what caused most attention was the fact that the DPP was able to facilitate discussion, collaboration, and agreement between different parts of the media supply chain. Once that had begun, no one wanted it to end.

That’s why the DPP was formalised as a membership organisation in 2015.

Since then, hundreds of companies have become members of the DPP. Its remit is now global, and extends beyond broadcasting to all forms of digital media and audio visual content.

What are the DPP’s values?

The DPP is a small organisation, but we make a big impact in the industry. Our values underline the way we work. Some of the most important are sustainability, diversity, and community.

We’re committed to openness, diversity, inclusion and sustainability

Sustainability

We are committed to environmental sustainability in our work, our behaviours, and our events. These commitments are stated here.

We want every other media company to be able to show its commitment too. So we have our DPP Committed to Sustainability programme – a unique initiative that doesn’t require its companies to be the best – just to be determined to get better.

Diversity and inclusion

We’re proud to be a diverse team, and we believe diversity, equity and inclusion are essential not only socially and ethically, but for effective business.

The DPP is delighted to be a sponsor of Rise – an advocacy group to support women working in the broadcast technology sector. And, as part of our sponsorship we host the annual Rise Awards at our annual flagship Leaders’ Briefing event.

Community

We care passionately about our members, and how we work and communicate. We are always responsive, solution focused, business aware and relevant. Our communications are clear and easy to understand. We are open, collaborative, inclusive and accessible.

Get in touch

To find out more about joining the DPP, or if you have any questions about an existing membership, please contact Michelle.

Michelle Dobel

Membership Manager


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