Live Content Delivery
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:
DPP template delivery requirements
Each broadcaster's delivery requirements are based on the common DPP template.
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
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.
To find out more or to get involved with this work, please get in touch.
Programme Delivery Manager