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At the DPP, we believe that the future of global content creation and exchange will be built by collaboration between content providers, producers, service providers and technology companies. True interoperability benefits everyone, and can best be achieved with a business-focused and agile approach to the development of Specifications and Recommendations in order to meet the needs of the whole content supply chain.

We believe that common specifications are vital, but that alone they are not enough to deliver true business benefit. That’s why DPP technical work also includes implementation programmes to promote adoption, support implementers, and give you confidence in the products you choose.

Our technology strategy comprises four pillars, supporting one common aim:

Delivering a simpler, more effective, global content supply chain
One of the greatest challenges in media today is versioning and localisation. The DPP drives and supports implementation of IMF for Broadcast and Online, across programmes and advertising. Efficient media operations increasingly rely on automation. Good metadata remains key to this, while Artificial Intelligence opens new opportunities. The DPP delivers common workflows to make automation achievable. The DPP is famous for making file-based delivery a reality. The AS-11 specification family is expanding to new markets and use-cases, and the new DPP Recommendation for Live IP supports delivery of content in real time. Video content can be extremely valuable, and media companies are high profile targets for cyber attack. The DPP drives continual improvement in standards for cyber security across the whole content supply chain.

DPP Test Lab

Our technical documents are backed up by a thorough testing and certification process in the DPP Test Lab.

DPP Film Tech App

The tech guide for media professionals. In the palm of your hand.

The DPP Film Tech App is a field guide to production technology, produced in partnership with transfermedia. Designed for production teams and available to everyone, the free app is available on iOS and Android. Find out more.