Live Content Delivery

Exchange of Live Content

Whether sports, news, or major events, some of the most high value and exciting content in the world is live. The DPP's work covers delivery of live shows to broadcasters, and new work on common profiles for live IP contribution and distribution.

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Delivery to UK broadcasters

Each UK broadcaster has delivery requirements based on a common DPP template document. As well as the file based delivery requirements, requirements for live delivery requirement are also available.

Broadcaster delivery requirements

The delivery requirements for each UK broadcaster are available here:

Delivery Requirements: BBC

Delivery Requirements: ITV

Delivery Requirements: Channel 4

Delivery Requirements: Channel 5

Delivery Requirements: Sky

Delivery Requirements: BT Sport

Delivery Requirements: TG4

DPP template delivery requirements

Each broadcaster's delivery requirements are based on the common DPP template.

DPP Live Delivery Requirements [Template]

This document outlines the technical requirements for the delivery of Live programmes to UK broadcasters.

Live IP Feeds

When contributing or distributing live content via IP, a huge array of different media coding options exist, along with many stream transport technologies. This variety of options makes the process of sharing content complex and costly.

Recommendation DPP001 Live IP Profiles for contribution and distribution of live content aims to maximise interoperability between parties and simplify their operations, by limiting the number of different profiles in use.

The DPP project group included broadcasters, systems vendors, and streaming technology providers. They defined a range of use-cases based on their business needs, covering audio, SD and HD video, plus some 4K cases. They then developed recommended media coding and streaming profiles, covering transport stream technology across various network types. The scenarios considered included contribution of live video to broadcast centres, and distribution of live video to DTT, DSAT, and OTT delivery platforms.

Download the Documents

DPP001 Live IP Profiles

This DPP Recommendation defines a series of profiles for exchanging live video across IP networks for contribution and distribution.

DPP001 Live IP Profiles Appendix B

Appendix B of DPP001 - containing heatmaps, media profiles, and stream profiles used for selecting Live IP profiles.

Use the Interactive Tool

Use our interactive tool to help you choose the best profiles for your requirements.

Choose Your Profiles

As business requirements change and technology evolves, new Media and Stream Profiles may be required. We'll continue to develop the profiles, and future releases of the DPP Recommendation will consider 4K UHD, lossless compression, streams for social media platforms, content with varied aspect ratios and digital program insertion into live IP streams. Get in touch if you'd like to be involved.

Get involved

To find out more or to get involved with this work, please get in touch.

If your company is not a DPP member, you can learn more about the benefits of membership, or contact Rowan to discuss joining.

Abdul Hakim

Programme Delivery Manager


If your company is not a DPP member, you can learn more about the benefits of membership, or contact Rowan to discuss joining.

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