About the DPP

Find out more about the DPP, and why your company should be part of it.

What is the DPP?

The DPP is the international association for media and technology.

We provide member companies with the insight and connections they need to do business better.

The DPP brings the industry together to address the technology and operational needs of media businesses.

We believe that openness, collaboration, and shared insight are key to success in a complex media environment in which no company can do everything itself.

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The DPP provides insight and connections that enable member companies to do business better

Who's in the DPP?

The DPP has over 500 member companies, including around 150 content companies.

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What makes the DPP unique?

The DPP is neutral. We don’t campaign or lobby for any part of the industry - our interest is only in helping everyone to succeed.

We understand the industry. We are a team with real world experience of making and delivering content – both for content companies and suppliers.

And when you become a DPP member company we treat all your employees as DPP members. So we are an unbeatable personal development resource for your people.

The DPP is a network for media industry experts, run by industry experts

What are the DPP’s values?

The DPP is a small organisation, but we make a big impact in the industry. Our values underline the way we work.

We are committed to environmental sustainability in our work, our behaviours, and our events. These commitments are stated here. We also want every other media company to be able to show its commitment, so we created our DPP Committed to Sustainability programme. It's a unique initiative that doesn’t require its companies to be the best - just to be determined to get better.

We’re proud to be a diverse team, and we believe diversity, equity and inclusion are essential not only socially and ethically, but for effective business. The DPP is delighted to be a sponsor of Rise – an advocacy group to support women working in the broadcast technology sector.

And the DPP is a community. We care passionately about our members, and how we work and communicate. We are always responsive, solution focused, business aware and relevant. Our communications are clear and easy to understand. We are open, collaborative, inclusive and accessible.

What does the DPP do?

When your company is a member of the DPP, you become part of a remarkable community.

We will help you build incredible connections, and bring you unparalleled insight and business engagements that come from spending time with your customers, suppliers and peers.

Our outputs fall into three main categories:

We’ll put you in the room with the people you really need to know

Your company can build its brand through the DPP by partnering with us on individual projects, reports and events. You'll be associated with the highest quality materials and activities in the industry - consumed by the people that matter.

And if you want something more bespoke, we can do that too. Member companies engage us to host and facilitate events, give expert presentations, undertake specialist research, and provide consultancy.

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How was the DPP formed?

In 2011 three broadcasters – ITV, Channel 4, and the BBC – decided to collaborate informally to hasten the move to end to end digital working. This endeavour was called the Digital Production Partnership – and subsequently reduced to the DPP.

The DPP brought together colleagues from across the industry – in production, post-production, technology, and distribution. This collaboration led to the definition of a common specification for the delivery of content in file format.

The DPP began as a way of building collaboration across the supply chain

In October 2014 all UK broadcasters adopted the new DPP delivery format and removed video tape from their processes.

It was a fine achievement. But what caused most attention was the fact that the DPP was able to facilitate discussion, collaboration, and agreement between different parts of the media supply chain. Once that had begun, no one wanted it to end.

That’s why the DPP was formalised as a membership organisation in 2015.

The next phase

In the years that followed, the DPP quickly evolved its remit to become global in reach, and to extend beyond broadcasting to all forms of audio visual content. Hundreds of companies from around the world became members of the DPP.

The DPP today

In October 2022 the DPP became fully independent. Its original shareholders - ITV, Channel 4, and the BBC - relinquished their Board positions, but continued to be member companies.

This change in ownership structure has enabled the DPP to continue its development as an international organisation committed to delivering value to companies of all kinds, from across the whole media supply chain.

You can learn more about our current Board, and the DPP team. Or find out about membership of the DPP.

Our team

Savithri Devadas

Savithri Devadas

Programme Manager

Michelle Dobel

Michelle Dobel

Membership Manager

Jessica Goode

Jessica Goode

Head of Member Engagement

Abdul Hakim

Abdul Hakim

Head of Business Development

Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison

CEO

Kelvin Jones

Kelvin Jones

COO

Jessica Loizou

Jessica Loizou

Marketing Operations Executive

Michelle Lustig

Michelle Lustig

HR Director

Anh Mao

Anh Mao

Content Manager - Special Projects and Events

Corinna Mason

Corinna Mason

Campaign Manager

Charlie Payne

Charlie Payne

Business Coordinator

Rowan de Pomerai

Rowan de Pomerai

CTO

Edward Qualtrough

Edward Qualtrough

Editorial Director

David Thompson

David Thompson

Technology Strategist

Our board

Chair

Helen Stevens

Helen Stevens

Operations Officer, Content Supply & Distribution, ITV

Executive Directors

Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison

CEO, DPP

Kelvin Jones

Kelvin Jones

COO, DPP

Rowan de Pomerai

Rowan de Pomerai

CTO, DPP

Non Executive Directors

Sadie Groom

Sadie Groom

Founder & CEO, Bubble Agency

Danny Meaney

Danny Meaney

Founder & CEO, UP Ventures Group

Emma Springham

Emma Springham

Chief Marketing Officer, TSB Bank

Get in touch

To find out more about the DPP, or to discuss how you can get involved, contact Michelle.

Michelle Dobel

Membership Manager


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