Live Content Exchange

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 includes:

  • Recommended profiles for transmission of live video over IP networks. Learn more here.
  • Best practices for exchanging live productions online. Learn more here.
  • Delivery Requirements for contributing live shows to broadcasters. Learn more here.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Live Production Exchange

Traditionally, syndicated feeds for live events have been delivered using costly, managed, cable or satellite feeds. Increasing reliability, security and fault tolerance of IP-based feeds has ensured that distribution using commodity bandwidth is now a viable and cost-effective alternative.

This also allows for a greater level of automation in the process of acquisition, but there is not currently an agreed method for this process, and the associated commercial considerations, to be carried out.

Live Production Exchange is an active DPP project, looking to specify the metadata requirements associated with the publication of these live feeds. Working with a range of member companies, we will deliver a minimum viable product to provide the glue between the acquisition, distribution and reception points.

If you'd like to get involved, please get in touch.

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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 Michelle to discuss joining.

David Thompson

Technology Strategist

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



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