The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) will release a metadata application next year to help production companies comply with proposed file-based delivery requirements.
The web-based app will allow production companies to enter a required set of metadata that is associated with a completed TV programme and wrap it into MXF files that are compliant with the cross-broadcaster group’s common standards.
“This will enable the creation of finished file-based TV programmes by independent producers for onward delivery to major UK broadcasters,” the DPP said.
The app, which was described as being compatible with common PC and laptop operating systems, is set to be rolled out during “spring/summer” next year.
From 2012 the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 will begin to take delivery of programmes as files on a selective basis.
File-based delivery will be the broadcasters preferred delivery format by 2014.
The common standard for the delivery of file-based programmes is set to be announced in by January.