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DPP unveils Metadata Application

September 6, 2012

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) – the industry collaboration between ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC – has unveiled its new Metadata Application.

Born out of the partnership’s Technical and Metadata Standards for File-based Programme Delivery, announced in January this year, the free-to-use downloadable application has been developed to enable standardised editorial and technical metadata for digital delivery with completed programme files

The DPP’s member broadcasters have agreed a minimum set of common metadata to be delivered with a file-based programme. And, in a bid to encourage international adoption of its metadata standards, it has worked closely with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), mapping its minimum set of common metadata to existing ‘EBU-Core’ and ‘TV-Anytime’ metadata sets.

By implementing pan-industry metadata requirements for the UK, the DPP aims to minimise confusion and expense for programme-makers, and avoid a situation where a wide range of different metadata standards and specifications proliferate.

The new DPP Metadata Application provides an easy way to enter and embed the required data into the MXF programme files, making them compliant with the new AS-11 DPP standard. The inclusion of key editorial and technical metadata will ensure a consistent set of information for the processing, review, and scheduling of programmes, as well as their onward archiving, sale and distribution.

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