Digital Production Partnership (DPP)

The Digital Production Partnership was formed by leading UK public service broadcasters to help the television industry maximize the opportunities, and be aware of the challenges, of digital television production. It works in two areas: technology, and shared thinking, information and best practice.

In 2011 it created common technical standards for the delivery of SD and HD video to the major broadcasters. In 2012 a common format, structure and wrapper for the delivery of programs by digital file, including metadata, was agreed. The DPP file-based delivery standard became the UK’s standard in late 2014. For this the DPP referred to AMWA to create a subset of its AS-11 file system that can be edited for breaks, re-timed, and may have additional language tracks, captions and subtitles wrapped into the file container.