Delivery of Programmes to US (MPEG2)
Through joint NABA (North American Broadcasters Association) and DPP meetings, 9 of the major North American broadcasters – ABC/Disney, Bell Media, CBC/Radio-Canada, Fox, HBO, NBCUniversal, PBS, TimeWarner and Turner – agreed a common file format, structure and wrapper based on the AS-11 UK DPP specification.
The outcome is 2 specifications, MPEG-2 and AVC, (published April 2016) for the delivery of finished air-ready programs for North America. This is the Generic NABA DPP HD (MPEG-2) specification. Implementation will continue throughout 2017.
It is based on AMWA (Advanced Media Workflow Association) AS-11 X8 – NABA DPP HD (MPEG-2), available here.
Please note: The AS-11 X8 specification is not intended to be a foundation for the future, it is aimed at NABA broadcasters who currently use legacy MPEG-2 based codecs. It will allow them to migrate to AS-11 workflows before utilising more up to date codecs (e.g. AS-11 X9) in the future.
NABA DPP Air-Ready Programs