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DPP Document Formats

As part of our aim to deliver a simpler and more effective global content supply chain, we publish a range of DPP technical documents.

Partner Published Documents

Many of our Specifications are published in partnership with organisations such as SMPTE and AMWA. These include:

  • AS-11 specifications – air ready master delivery
  • TSP 2121 specifications – IMF for Broadcast and Online

DPP Published Documents

Other documents are created, maintained and published by us. Each DPP document strand serves a specific purpose, with a defined governance model.

A DPP Recommendation is a technical document, defining a specific technical framework and parameters to meet a specific set of business requirements. In line with many other organisations (such as W3C, EBU, ITU), we chose the name Recommendation.

DPP Guidance documents offer supporting information, guidelines, or suggested implementation parameters. They may include technical details, but they are usually suggestions rather than requirements.


DPP Recommendation and Guidance documents undergo a formal governance and approval process. The process begins with a working group made up of interested DPP members, who work on the document. This is followed by review by a stakeholder group, a broader group of interested DPP members. Any DPP member may request to join the stakeholder group for topics that interest them, by contacting the DPP team members listed on each individual  project web page, or by contacting Head of Delivery and Growth, Rowan de Pomerai.

The document approval process is as follows:

  1. DPP working group prepares a draft.
  2. The working group chair and DPP project lead review the document with the working group and agree when to elevate the document to the stakeholder group.
  3. The topic is added to the agenda for the next stakeholder group meeting and an announcement is made to the DPP membership.
  4. The document is discussed at the stakeholder group meeting.
  5. From the date of the meeting, the Stakeholder Group has a 2-week review period.
  6. Comments are submitted to the working group chair and DPP project lead, who make minor changes where necessary.
  7. If any of the feedback is substantive enough to require a redraft, the process begins again.
  8. If no substantive change is required, the Chair and DPP project lead propose the final document to the Head of Delivery and Growth for approval.