Digital Production Partnership (DPP)

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) was established in the UK in 2010. Its mission is to assist in the transition to fully digital production and distribution in television. DPP is a not-for-profit organization funded and led by the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and includes input from Sky, Channel 5, S4/C, UKTV and BT Sport.

The main goal of the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is to develop common technical standards for digital media production and management, as well as create fast and secure delivery, storage and distribution modalities for digital assets.

Signiant’s new CloudSpeX™ file format and asset validation application is the ideal solution for businesses seeking to guarantee that the media assets they distribute to subsidiaries and partners consistently meet Digital Production Partnership (DPP) or Advanced Media Workflow (AMWA) standards.

CloudSpeX reliably matches file types and metadata against a cloud-based directory of published specifications (including DPP and AMWA) to ensure that all assets comply with customer-defined delivery format requirements before they are transferred. Available for use with Signiant’s Media Shuttle and Managers + Agents, CloudSpeX dramatically lowers rejection rates relating to incorrectly formatted files, and assists businesses in managing the complexities of multiplatform delivery. With CloudSpeX, you can be certain that all of your partners are receiving properly formatted and ready to use media files.

Check out the blogs below to learn more about DPP standards and how Signiant’s CloudSpeX can help you avoid file format errors and assist your business in taking full advantage of the cloud revolution.

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    Signiant Renews DPP Committed to Security Certification

    Signiant is proud to announce the renewal of our Digital Production Partnership Committed to Security certifications for production and broadcasting.
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    Signiant’s April Events

    Virtual events, webcasts, and exhibitions continue in April, and Signiant participates alongside industry leaders and innovators at several summits!
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    Will COVID-19 Change the Way We Work?

    This report, the culmination a four-month collaboration to survey and analyze how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the media industry, presents the overall findings and sets them in the context of how the wider business community has responded to several months of enforced remote working.
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    DPP and Signiant Launch Real-time Research Project into Remote Working in the Time of Coronavirus

    The DPP, in partnership with Signiant, has launched a four-month longitudinal research project to chart how feelings and behaviors around remote and distributed working develop across the media industry through the course of the Coronavirus pandemic.
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    Will COVID-19 change the way we work — forever?

    From Signiant and the DPP: The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the media industry – like all industries – is huge and unprecedented. One of the most immediate impacts is the need for almost every company to adopt remote working, using cloud-based tools.
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    Content Supply Chain Security is More Vital and Challenging Than Ever in a Global and Complex Media Landscape

    Not every company has a technology stack that provides consistent content security and high performance. For example, we often see companies, large and small, still relying on FTP, despite its well-known content security and performance issues. When companies finally replace FTP with modern SaaS solutions, they quickly realize they should have taken the step long ago.
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    Why we’re sponsoring the DPP’s 2018 Technology Leader’s Briefing

    Even though our software moves huge files, Signiant isn’t a huge company, so we always carefully consider the sponsorships we take on.
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    The Significance of DPP’s ‘Committed to Security’ Program

    For media companies, getting security right across their entire content supply chain seems like an impossible task. And it is, for any one company. DPP’s ‘Committed to Security’ Program is building a community of companies like Signiant that have demonstrated best cybersecurity practices.
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    Signiant Receives ‘Committed to Security’ Mark from the Digital Production Partnership

    Signiant has received the ‘Committed to Security’ mark from the Digital Production Partnership (DPP), demonstrating its ongoing commitment to best cybersecurity practices for both production and broadcast environments.
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    Happy First Birthday to the DPP

    The UK’s Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is celebrating its one year anniversary this month. And, as founding members of the partnership, we wanted to share in congratulating them on a year of success.
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    Signiant Helps U.K. Broadcast Industry Comply With New File Delivery Standards

    On Oct 1, 2014, all U.K. broadcasters met a key milestone established through an industry-wide partnership: they were ready to receive digital program content via a single common file delivery format. As a key provider of enabling technology in the industry’s move toward end-to-end file-based workflows, Signiant has been instrumental in the practical implementation of this initiative.
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    The DPP and the Democratization of Media

    On October 1st of this year, the UK will host what is being called File Delivery Day, and on October 1st all broadcasters will begin to receive programming in digital format, no exceptions. If this seems like a sudden and drastic shift, it’s been a long time in the making. In September of 2013, a collective of UK based television companies and broadcasters called the Digital Production Partnership and championed by such giants as the BBC and ITV announced the transition, and its deadline–at which point broadcasters began to shift individually.