Broadcast has partnered with the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) for a half-day event about the shift to file-based delivery.

The File delivery deadline day: are you ready? event in central London will provide post firms and producers with the opportunity to hear the latest news from the DPP and listen to indies and facilities that are already delivering to the new AS-11 file specification.

In only five months’ time, ITV and Channel 4 will join Channel 5 in no longer accepting programmes delivered on tape, while on that date the BBC will also begin its move to file delivery.

The shift to end-to-end file based working will also result in significant changes to the way that information about a programme is stored and delivered and on the quality control checks that are carried out on programmes before they TX.

The half-day event at Rada in London will see two panels of DPP experts and senior industry figures from leading production companies and post facilities discuss how they have prepared for deadline day and share best practice tips.

Panellists confirmed for the event include DPP chair Mark Harrison (pictured, left), The Farm joint managing director David Klafkowski, Lime Pictures head of operations David Boyle, The Garden production executive Steven Hunt, ITV studios technology director and DPP board member Andy Tennant (pictured, right), Deluxe Media head of digital media Ian Beushaw, Prime Focus head of operations Kate Robson, Re:fine senior solutions architect Matt Goble, IMG Studios general manager Shane Warden and Evolutions operations director Owen Tyler.  

A separate area for manufacturers and service providers, which will include Deluxe Media and Interra, will provide attendees with demonstrations of the latest tools for delivering to the DPP’s AS-11 file specification.

When is it? Monday 12 May at 2pm

Where is it? RADA, London

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