Broadcast eXchange Format standardizes interfaces among systems that deal with content metadata, content movement, schedules and as-run information. This is standardized in SMPTE RP 2021 and simplifies interoperability between applications. BXF provides a standard where there were a large number of diverse ‘pet’ or old file and data formats used in areas including schedules, playlists, record lists, as-run lists, content metadata, content movement instructions.

BXF makes it possible for all its users to have a common standard for the efficient exchange of data between all components of broadcast automation and business systems.