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.

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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The Need for Speed Series Part 2: Operational Speed – An Essential Element of Success »

Content companies need to have adaptable, operational speed to survive and succeed in this consumer-driven and cloud-enabled media landscape.

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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.

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Signiant Debuts CloudSpeX™ Application for Managing File Delivery Specs and Asset Validation in the Cloud »

CloudSpeX matches file types and metadata against a cloud-based directory of published specifications to ensure that assets comply with customer-defined delivery format requirements. In moving validation out of the client and into the cloud, CloudSpeX provides a uniform mechanism for automatically checking files against a chosen specification across the entire content ecosystem.

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MESA | File Format Compliance: The Next Frontier in the Cloud »

A new cloud-based approach from Signiant offers the promise of consistent validation of file-based content throughout the content distribution ecosystem. Instead of doing what the majority of content players do now – validating and correcting file compliance AFTER the transfer occurs – this new approach helps ensure that the right media format gets delivered for the right platform BEFORE the transfer occurs – saving everyone time and money.

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InBroadcast | Do Your Media Files Meet Required Broadcast Delivery Specifications? »

For many years we have been talking about file-based workflows and it's fair to say that data is fast becoming the norm at every stage of the production and post-production path. The plethora of codecs, formats and platforms has introduced a technical challenge of marshaling all this data into usable, transmittable files.

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