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DPP Announces Further New Members

The DPP, which became a not-for-profit membership organisation on 1st April 2015, has announced that several further companies have committed to becoming DPP Members.

At its official launch event in London on 6th May, the DPP shared the names of the latest additions to its list of Members. They are: vendors and service providers Ericsson, Metaglue, Pebble Beach, Screenocean, Sohonet, Sony, Tedial and Tektronix; broadcaster Channel 5/Viacom; and post production facilities dock10, Envy, The Edit Store and OutPost.

More than twenty independent production companies and not-for-profit organisations have also already become free-of-charge DPP Members.

These new Members join Aspera, ERA, Interra, Signiant, Vidcheck, BT Sport, The Farm and 422.tv, who joined the DPP ahead of 1st April.

“The DPP is all about bringing colleagues together from across the industry to shape change,” said DPP Managing Director Mark Harrison. “With these early Members we are already building a powerful community that brings enormous breadth and depth of expertise to our roadmap of work. Where else will you find colleagues from the indies, manufacturers, service providers, post production and broadcasters all working in collaboration – to the benefit of everyone?”

At the launch event the DPP also shared its roadmap for 2015, which includes:

• Definition of a common standard for Ultra High Definition programme delivery to UK Broadcasters
• A common delivery specification for High Definition Commercials, Promos and Interstitials
• A comprehensive guide to archiving digital content (including archiving standards)
• An in-depth report on Connectivity in broadcasting
• A collaboration with the North American Broadcasters Association for the definition and implementation of common delivery standards in North America.

The DPP and NABA recently entered into a strategic partnership, which brings their respective technology leads together with the intention of offering a recommendation to the Joint Task Force on File Formats and Media Interoperability (JTFFFMI) regarding common standards for file formats in North America.

The Director-General of NABA, Michael McEwen sent a message to the DPP’s launch, which said: “The DPP has shown what broadcasters and the television industry can do when they cooperate and partner with one another, and your success in bringing a common standard across multiple file formats has been a wonderful achievement. We in NABA look forward to working with the DPP towards making a recommendation to the JTFFFMI that will lead to a common solution to the File Formats issue. As you celebrate your launch today, you do so in the knowledge that you have the industry’s admiration for what you’ve achieved – and as such are a beacon for us.”

As the DPP builds the support it needs to deliver its work, and contribute to an effective international partnership with NABA, it will make further announcements regarding the progress of its Membership base.

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