The DPP is the media industry's international business change network.

Mastering Format (IMF for Broadcast & Online)

Following on from the July 2017 announcement about the SMPTE and DPP partnership to develop a new SMPTE Specifications process and deliver a constrained version of IMF for Broadcast and Online,  the DPP Mastering Format working group, in collaboration with partners NABA and EBU, has developed and delivered the following draft documents:

Draft Specification for IMF Broadcast & Online Application Constraints  

Draft IMF DPP Operational Guidelines 

These documents have been developed, reviewed and iterated in collaboration with broadcasters, manufacturers, suppliers and industry bodies.

Following distribution of the draft documents, the DPP will start a period of wider consultation and welcomes comments and feedback from its members and non-members. The review and iteration process will include Plugfests, webinars and presentations, both locally and internationally, and feedback via email. This review and iteration process will lead to the development of a final specification, which will be submitted to SMPTE in December 2017.

Feedback can be submitted via:

90min working group meetings are held weekly on Monday (except every 2nd Monday of each month).

Please contact Caroline Ewerton if you have any questions about this work stream.

Digital Production Partnership

Digital Production Partnership