The DPP has today revealed its latest initiative: DPP Marketplace. The new Marketplace is an online media services shop where DPP Member companies can advertise their products and services to the wider industry. From a customer point of view DPP Marketplace is a one-stop way to source solutions from companies committed to innovation.
“The DPP was keen to showcase the range of new products and services now available from its Member companies” said DPP Managing Director, Mark Harrison. “DPP Marketplace will, we hope, grow to become the industry’s trusted buying and selling location – a site where you can find the types of products that you need for your business.”
Companies can list their services in many categories, such as Archive & Storage, Editing / Post Production Systems, File Transfer, Ingest, Transcoding & Streaming, Playout, Content Delivery & TX – and many others. The next version of the site will include icons to enable Member companies to promote their compliance with the DPP’s Supplier Security Checklist.
Some companies are also offering special offers exclusive to DPP Members. These include leading transcription company, Take 1 Transcription, offering a 10% discount on all their services. Meanwhile, media management specialists, Imagen, are launching a new initiative to help production companies and archives prepare their tape libraries and uncatalogued digital content ready for a digital future in the cloud.
“The barriers to adopting new SaaS technologies like Imagen often lie in time and costs associated with digitising tapes and cataloguing unstructured media files”, said Tom Blake, CEO at Imagen. “Recognising this problem, Imagen are offering DPP Members a heavily discounted rate to offset onboarding costs – plus fully funded digitisation programmes for smaller collections.”
At today’s launch more than 20 DPP Manufacturer, Supplier and Service Provider Members have chosen to showcase their products and services on DPP Marketplace. The initiative will be rolled out to include services from other types of Member company later in 2017.