Find all of the DPP's technology projects and updates here.
Enabling simpler and more efficient localisation and versioning
DPP specifications revolutionised file-based content delivery
Enabling interoperability for live contribution and distribution
Enabling content exchange, management, and discovery through better data and automation
Discover our projects relating to advertising workflows
Promoting cyber security best practice in the media industry
Building an environmentally sustainable media industry
Exploring the future of content distribution over IP
The DPP Tech Network is how we keep you informed about our technical work.
A summary of the technical document formats published by the DPP.
The DPP takes sustainability seriously. Learn how we are cutting our environmental impact.
Tech in News & Views
The DPP IMF for Advertising project group have been exploring the business benefits of making improvements to workflows in the video advertising supply chain.
Watch our webcast, in which broadcasters, production companies and vendors shared their knowledge and experience regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the media industry.
When the pandemic ends, will businesses simply return to the way they worked before? Or will our working practices have been changed forever?
Tech Network meetings provide DPP members with an overview of current DPP technical projects. Members can download the slides from the latest meeting here.
The DPP has today released a groundbreaking new report exploring how production companies are now using the cloud as a key production tool.
Delivering the IP Future sheds light on the technologies that will enable the media and entertainment industry to deliver an all-IP future for content distribution.
For a number of years we have been working with news organisations to facilitate collaboration and information exchange.
Learn who participated in the inaugural DPP virtual hackathon around the IMF MM API, and of course, who won.
The DPP has today released two documents that extend the functionality of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) through the development of an Auxiliary Image Sequence Plug-in.
The DPP today launched a major new initiative to promote environmentally sustainable practices among suppliers and content providers.
Watch the recap from our recent DPP Explore event that explained the IMF MM API, and launched our new virtual hackathon.
The DPP today announced the development of a proof of concept to demonstrate how component-based workflows using IMF can be applied to advertising use cases.
The industry continues to split discussions about technology and business practice, but this discourse needs to change, says DPP managing director Mark Harrison.
A report from the DPP’s IMF Breakfast Briefing at IBC 2019
As a UK Public Service Broadcaster, ITV is regulated by Ofcom, which oversees the provision of accessible content on our broadcast platforms.
The DPP is famous for making the transition to file-based delivery a reality, by developing a family of specifications built on AMWA AS-11.
The DPP in collaboration with NABA has today announced the publication of the second SMPTE Technical Specification (TSP) for the IMF for broadcast and online use cases.
The component of IMF which causes the most questions and occasionally confusion is the “Output Profile List” or OPL.
“It’s time to start”. If you’ve ever been to a Blue Man Concert, you know the significance of this statement.
The introduction of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) within the media industry has brought a revolution to media workflow processes for film and television.
The DPP has today released four documents to support the industry’s deployment of IMF for Broadcast & Online.
At IBC this year we’ll be continuing the DPP’s mission to deliver business insights and real world implementations of IMF for Broadcast & Online
Change is perhaps the only constant in our industry. And the landscape has certainly changed a lot in the last few decades.R
When a new format comes along, it’s important that there are great tools available to make it easy to explore, test and use.
We promise it’s not just alphabet soup.
TV and Online advertising have started to converge over the last few years. What does this mean for TV ad sales and operations teams?
The DPP today released an important new report which looks at the challenges posed by the transition to full IP distribution of content to consumers.
Two years ago, the DPP set out to make IMF a reality for both our members and the industry as a whole, through technical work and implementation support.
Technology is making the world seem smaller, yet perhaps now more than ever, audiences want their locality and their culture reflected in the media they consume.
Bright and early on Tuesday morning, a dedicated group of enthusiastic DPP members turned out at our NAB breakfast briefing.
The DPP, in collaboration with the NABA and AMWA, is delighted to announce the adoption of AMWA AS-11 X9: MXF Program Contribution – NABA DPP HD (AVC)
Watch the summary from the DPP's Metadata for News Innovation Day.
The DPP has published a new report for its Members that looks in detail at how AI is being applied in the media industry, and where future potential lies
The DPP has today announced the release of a new technical specification to support broadcasters delivering (UHD) programmes
We’re delighted to announce that 30 suppliers have now been awarded the DPP Committed to Security marka
The DPP has announced the release of a new technical specification to support the mastering and international exchange of content
The DPP has announced the release of a new implementation guide: DPP Metadata Exchange for News.
The DPP has extended its Committed to Security Programme to the whole media industry – including companies which are not Members of the DPP.
The DPP today announced the launch of an important new programme designed to help suppliers demonstrate their commitment to best security practice.
The DPP today announced that it will partner with SMPTE to develop a specification for a new version of the IMF.
The DPP and the AMWA announced today they would provide a comprehensive service for the testing and certification of all HD and UHD international specifications belonging to the AS-11 family.
The DPP and its News Exchange working group has been busy collaborating on the development of a minimum metadata specification for exchanging news content between UK Broadcasters and agencies.
The DPP has today announced a technical standard for the delivery of Ultra High Definition (UHD) programmes.
The DPP has today announced Common Technical Delivery Standards for High Definition Commercials/Sponsorship and Promotions/Presentation material.
The DPP was founded on a simple premise: broadcasters are the ones best placed to make digital easier.
A robust process for product testing and certification which will provide manufacturers the opportunity to put their products through an external assurance check against the DPP’s criteria.
The DPP has released a set of standardised UK Quality Control Requirements
The DPP is working to create a Compliance Programme that will ensure manufacturers meet the AS-11 DPP standard.
The DPP has announced today, in a dedicated DPP session at IBC, that UK broadcasters BBC, ITV and Channel 4 will move to file-based programme delivery from 1 October 2014.
The DPP has today unveiled its Technical Standards for delivery of Live Television programmes.
The DPP has unveiled its new Technical and Metadata Standards for File-Based Programme Delivery in the UK.
The DPP has today unveiled common technical standards for tape delivery of HD and SD TV programmes to all major UK broadcasters.
Like every other business, we’re having to rethink how the DPP will operate in the months ahead. Here are a few things we thought you might like to know.
So far 42 member companies have completed the checklists for production, broadcast, or both. But how are they putting their results into action?
19 companies have completed the Committed to Sustainability programme.
Did you attend the industry event of the year? Here are a few highlights from the DPP Tech Leaders’ Briefing 2019.
The DPP today published its annual media industry predictions, in partnership with DPP member company Imagen.
Last year, at our flagship Tech Leaders’ Briefing conference, we launched the DPP Committed to Sustainability Programme.
The DPP has published its renowned annual report on the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The DPP released a new report to its members today on the localisation and versioning processes required for the international distribution of content.
How will smart media companies make their business decisions in 2020? How will a broadcaster’s CTO decide which new technology areas are worthy of their team’s attention?
Every year we run a survey to check in with the whole DPP membership and find out how we’re doing.
I may be the luckiest guy in the media industry.
The DPP warns the professional media industry that it’s in danger of missing highly disruptive new global trends.
The DPP has released its latest set of annual predictions, created by industry experts drawn from its membership.
Today the DPP published its annual report on the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to its Member companies.
When no one knows how everything works, everyone needs someone who understands something.
The DPP has today announced it will become a new entity, Digital Production Partnership Ltd (DPP Ltd), from 1 April.
Emmerdale becomes the first British television production to adopt the DPP’s new Technical and Metadata Standards for file-based programme delivery.
The UK’s major public service broadcasters have signed up to the Digital Production Partnership (DPP).
Tech in Insight
The Business Benefits of IMF
This guide helps influencers and decision makers from content supply companies understand the financial and operational benefits of adopting IMF
Delivering the IP Future
Which technologies will enable the media and entertainment industry to deliver an all-IP future for content distribution?
How do trends from the world’s most famous technology show affect the media and entertainment industry, and how have they changed over the last decade?
Tech Leaders' Briefing 2019 Report
Grow your business with actionable business intelligence from 32 major customers - broadcasters, content platforms and social and technology giants
Business Benefits of IMF for Advertising
How will component-based workflows bring efficiencies across the advertising supply chain and unlock new commercial opportunities using IMF?
Home Truths No.17 – Preparing for a post broadcast world
What are the challenges posed by the transition to full IP distribution of content to consumers? How can we ensure smooth delivery of a fully IP future?
Survey Report: Blindsided
Are you in danger of missing highly disruptive trends? Find out what new trends in technology, global media markets and consumer behaviours mean for media
Discover the trends from CES 2019 that will have profound implications for media companies, in the context of a decade’s worth of CES trend data
Technology Leaders' Briefing 2018
Actionable business intelligence from 17 major technology customers - broadcasters, platforms and technology giants. Their top 3 priorities revealed.
Survey Report: Why we get trends wrong
Do media professionals have blind spots when it comes to the technologies they believe really matter? More effective technology trend analysis.
Survey Report: CES 2018
Unique insight into the world’s most famous technology show by analysing not only the show itself, but how it relates to previous CES events
Home Truths No.10 Automation
What happens when the media industry is no longer in control of the future of media? And where will machine learning and AI take the industry next?
Survey Report: CES 2017
Unique insight into the world’s most famous technology show. We analyse not only the show itself, but how it relates to previous CES events.
Survey Report: Decoding CES
What were the most significant trends from CES over the last 7 years? And what do they tell us about the future of technology and the media?
10 Things You Need to Know About Location Workflows
What are the roles, activities and technologies that give everyone the best chance of managing the pressures of location working successfully?
Home Truths No.4 VR- Who Needs It?
What will be the impact of immersive technologies? DPP members believe it wil be on the creation of experiences - particularly for VR and 360° Video
Home Truths No.3 UHD - For Real
Major change is never about technology; it’s about users. So what will drive take-up of UHD? And what do producers and consumers really want from it?
Home Truths No.2 Trust Me - I'm A File
How can content be guaranteed safe in a new world of file-based working? How can sellers reduce anxiety and deliver the benefits of new technologies?
10 Things You Need to Know About Ultra High Definition
What is UHD? What do the technical terms mean? And how it will affect TV production? Designed for the non-techical reader
Home Truths No.1 Reaching Nirvana - Over IP
Do we know what IP production and broadcast really mean? Where are we on the technology journey? And what exactly are the business benefits?
The Creative Revolution
"How are digital technologies changing creativity? Is the partnership between creativity and technology being strained by change – or invigorated?"
The Coming Storm?
How are cloud technologies and processed being applied to broadcast technologies and key media business areas?
The Reluctant Revolution
What are the barriers to end-to-end digital for production? And how could changes in the market, technology and processes tear those barriers down?
Tech in Events
DPP Tech Network: June
The DPP Tech Network is a group of individuals who would like to be informed about, or take part in, DPP technical projects.
Tech Leaders' Briefing 2020
The DPP Tech Leaders’ Briefing is the pre-eminent business intelligence event for the media industry.
DPP Explore: Media AI Challenge
Your opportunity to develop AI solutions to real business problems expressed by content providers.
Tech in Downloads
DPP Tech Network: March 2020
The slides from the DPP Tech Network quarterly meeting, March 2020.
Committed to Sustainability Programme T&Cs
These T&Cs are to be used by companies participating in the DPP Committed to Security Programme when completing the Checklist.
Committed to Sustainability Mark Usage Guidelines
This Mark Usage Guideline provides guidance and sets out the conditions for using the Committed to Sustainability Mark(s).
Committed To Sustainability Guidance Notes
Information on how to collect and interpret the information needed for your Committed to Sustainability response.
DPP Auxiliary Image Sequence
This white paper describes how DPP006 (Auxiliary Image Sequence) can enhance the Interoperable Master Format to enable compositing workflows.
DPP006 IMF Plug-in for an Auxiliary Image Sequence
This Recommendation defines an IMF plugin for an Auxiliary Image Sequence, allowing overlays to be treated as components in an IMF workflow.
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.
AMWA AS-11 UK DPP HD
This link will take you to the AMWA website where you can find the AS-11 DPP HD Specification for air-ready master files.
SMPTE TSP 2121
This link will take you to the SMPTE website where you can find the TSP 2121 suite of IMF documents for broadcast and online adopters.
AMWA AS-11 X9
This link will take you to the AMWA website where you can find the AS-11 X9 Specification for air-ready master files (to North America).
AMWA AS-11 X6
This link will take you to the AMWA website where you can find the AS-11 X6 draft Specification for the delivery of HD short form content.
AMWA AS-11 X5
This link will take you to the AMWA website where you can find the AS-11 X5 draft Specification for the delivery of UHD short form content.
AMWA AS-11 X1
This link will take you to the AMWA website where you can find the AS-11 X1 Specification for UHD air-ready master files.
AMWA AS-11 UK DPP SD
This link will take you to the AMWA website where you can find the AS-11 DPP SD Specification for air-ready master files.
DPP Live Delivery Requirements [Template]
This document outlines the technical requirements for the delivery of Live programmes to UK broadcasters.
UK HD Promos and Presentation [Template]
This document outlines the technical requirements for the delivery of HD Promotions and Presentation material to UK broadcasters.
UK HD Commercials and Sponsorship [Template]
This document outlines the technical requirements for the delivery of HD Commercials and Sponsorship material to UK broadcasters.
DPP AS-11 File Delivery Requirements [Template]
This document outlines the technical requirements for the delivery of programmes using the AMWA AS-11 DPP file format.
DPP IMF Delivery Requirements [Template]
This document outlines the technical requirements for delivery of programmes in the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) using SMPTE TSP 2121.
DPP003 Carriage of User Metadata in TSP 2121
This DPP Recommendation defines usage of common user metadata elements and their carriage in SMPTE TSP 2121-1 IMF Packages.
DPP002 Metadata Exchange for News
An implementation framework to enable exchange of a minimum metadata set between systems and news organisations.
Supplement for Surround Sound
This document explains how to make an AS-11 UK DPP HD file with surround sound that includes the Dolby proprietary metadata.
Supplement for Super16mm
This document details the requirements for delivering programmes to UK Broadcasters which have been produced using Super16 film.
Supplement for HDR
This document provides guidance on the technical and operational practices used during the production of HDR programmes.
This document describes the QC checks required to deliver a valid AS-11 DPP that meets technical requirements of UK broadcasters.
Eyeball QC Report Template
This document provides an example template for recording the results of an “eyeball” quality check in a standardised report.
DPP Supplement - PSE Devices
This document contains a list of products that have been agreed by the UK broadcasters to competently perform PSE testing.
DPP005 IMF Operational Guidance
This Guidance document helps adopters to make sense of IMF standards, specifications and terminology, and understand their impact on workflows.
DPP004 IMF QC Workflows
This Guidance document provides an overview of how QC processes can be adapted to suit component based media workflows, using formats such as IMF.
Metadata Exchange for News Infographic
A one-page explainer highlighting the key benefits that have been mapped to the Planning, Acquire & Finish, and Delivery stages of framework
MeX for News Delivery 5b
An example file showing a complex Delivery Structure from the output of a Newsrooom MAM system at the Delivery stage where clips have unique rights/restrictions.
MeX for News Delivery 5a
An example file showing a simple Delivery Structure from the output of a Newsrooom MAM system at the Delivery stage.
MeX for News Acquire & Finish 4b
An example file showing the output of a local field edit in the Acquire & Finish stage, with an in-field edit comtaining clips originating from multiple sources.
MeX for News Acquire & Finish 4a
An example package made up of clips from multiple sources at the Acquire & Finish stage. One clip is original, one copied from another device, and one from a new device.
MeX for News Acquire & Finish 3b
An example file showing the output of a capture device in the Acquire & Finish stage with an internal edit on the camera.
MeX for News Acquire & Finish 3a
An example file showing the output of a local field edit in the Acquire & Finish stage with an in-field edit and clips originating from the same source
MeX for News Acquire & Finish 2b
An example file showing the output at a capture device during the Acquire & Finish stage with two short clips that are stored as a contiguous file.
MeX for News Acquire & Finish 2a
An example file showing the output at a capture device during the Acquire & Finish stage with two recorded clips, one with a keyframe.
MeX for News Planning 1b
An example file showing the output of a Newsroom planning system at the Planning stage. The story has been assigned to be sent to 1 capture device.
MeX for News Planning 1a
An example file showing the output of a Newsroom planning system at the Planning stage. The story has been assigned to 2 devices both receiving the same metadata.
Committed to Security Programme Terms & Conditions
These T&Cs are to be used by companies participating in the DPP Committed to Security Programme when completing the Broadcast and/or Production Checklist.
Committed to Security Mark Usage Guidelines
This Mark Usage Guideline provides guidance and sets out the conditions for using the Committed to Security Broadcast and/or Production Mark(s).
Committed to Security Production Checklist
This Production Checklist contains a minimum set of cyber security controls that are deemed necessary for companies that process content on behalf Productions
Committed to Security Production Checklist User Guide
This document explains each control that is identified in the Production Checklist and is designed to help you when completing the Checklist.
Committed to Security Broadcast Checklist User Guide
This document explains each control that is identified in the Broadcast Checklist and is designed to help you when completing the checklist.
Committed to Security Broadcast Checklist
This Broadcast Checklist contains a minimum set of cyber security controls that have been identified by broadcasters for their suppliers
Delivery Requirements: TG4
The delivery requirements site for TG4
Delivery Requirements: BT Sport
The delivery requirements site for BT Sport
Delivery Requirements: Sky
The delivery requirements site for Sky
Delivery Requirements: Channel 5
The delivery requirements site for Channel 5
Delivery Requirements: Channel 4
The delivery requirements site for Channel 4
Delivery Requirements: ITV
The delivery requirements site for ITV
Delivery Requirements: BBC
The delivery requirements site for the BBC
This document outlines the technical requirement