The Digital Production Partnership Ltd, which became a not-for-profit membership organisation on 1 April 2015, has already established a community of over one hundred member companies and organisations.
The DPP community represents the whole media industry supply chain: production companies, post houses, manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, consultancies and broadcasters. It ranges from small to global entities; new entrants to established names; originators of content to distributors of it.
‘The DPP has rapidly become a major professional network,’ says DPP Managing Director Mark Harrison. ‘The scale and diversity of that network enables us to harness collective intelligence to generate insight, enable change and create market opportunity.’
The newest DPP members are Japanese information and communication technology giant, Fujitsu; leading communications and media services provider Arqiva; and international production company FremantleMedia. The DPP has also established partnerships with a number of industry organisations, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a leader in global motion-imaging standards and education for the media and entertainment industries, is the latest to become a member.
The DPP will be making a number of announcements at IBC 2015.
On 13 September, at the stand of DPP member Sony in Hall 12 at 13:00, an update will be given on the DPP’s work to define a common Ultra High Definition standard for the UK by the end of 2015.
On 13 September at 17:00 at the Conservatorium Hotel, another DPP member, Ericsson, is sponsoring a major DPP event which will feature:
- the release of an important new publication
- an update on the DPP’s partnership with the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) to explore the implementation of common standards in North America
- the announcement of a formal partnership with the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA)
- an insight into the new areas of work members will develop with the DPP over the next 12 months
‘The engagement of our members in all our work streams, and in shaping new areas of activity, is exhilarating,’ says Harrison. ‘It enables us to ensure we are driving the kind of change that will deliver genuine value to the whole supply chain.’
The DPP will be making a number of further important announcements over the next few months, with several of its work streams on schedule to deliver before the end of the year.