Are you ready for File Delivery Day: 1st October 2014?
Here’s what you need to know….
In September 2013 the DPP made an historic announcement on behalf of the major UK broadcasters. We reported that 2014 would be the year in which the UK television industry would adopt the DPP common standard for the delivery of television programmes as digital files rather than on tape.
Different broadcasters are adopting this change at different rates. However it has been agreed that 1st October 2014 will be the date by which all UK broadcasters will begin receiving programme deliveries as file.
It’s a big change in the way we deliver TV programmes. But don’t worry, there is a lot going on to help the transition, with broadcasters, post production facilities and manufacturers all working together to make the change as smooth as possible.
If you work in production, take a look at A Producer’s Guide to File Delivery. It’s been prepared by industry experts and tells you everything you need to know.
If you work in post production you’ll also find the Producer’s Guide helpful. But you might get additional benefit from some of our more technical documents. These are available as downloads, some of which are listed on the right. You might also want to take a look at the Technical Standards part of this website for further information on subjects such as Automated QC and Loudness.
If you work for a company that makes products used in the file delivery process, you’ll also find the information in our Technical Standards section helpful. But you might be particularly interested in joining our Compliance Programme, to ensure your products meet all the standards required to make them DPP compliant.
And whoever you are, watch out for our events over the months ahead – many of them will be specifically about file delivery. Make sure you sign up to our distribution list to receive early information and invitations to our events.
Finally – check out this amazing film by BBC Academy about File Delivery: