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.

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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Signiant to Demonstrate Patent-Pending Media File Format Validation Technology at IBC 2012

By enforcing asset compliance on the front end of the process, the solution dramatically lowers costs, time delays and rejection rates associated with receipt of improperly formatted files.

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Tech Spotlight with Gavin Tweedie

Hey, it’s Shark Week on Discovery Channel (a Signiant customer) so what better way to celebrate than to shine this month’s Tech Spotlight on our very own Gavin Tweedie who recently found himself diving with great white sharks off Seal Island just outside Capetown. Based in Scotland, Gavin leads technical operations for Signiant in EMEA. He has been with the company since we opened the doors in Europe six years ago.

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