The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is considering an overhaul that would include becoming a fee-paying membership organisation.

Broadcast understands that the DPP has held exploratory talks with some companies about the potential changes but that the form of the new structure has yet to be confirmed. An announcement is expected in March.

The not-for-profit partnership is currently funded and led by the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Other members include Sky, Channel 5, S4C, UKTV and BT Sport.

Continuation of the DPP has been assured but it is looking at alternative models in order to work on a wider range of projects.

The cross-broadcaster initiative has overseen a raft of standards including the development of technical criteria for the file-based delivery of programmes.

It has also partnered with the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) on a compliance programme to help the industry identify products which work with the DPP’s AS-11 file format.

A spokeswoman for the DPP said: “The DPP has a achieved a tremendous amount over the last few years and having listened to the industry regarding what they want from our organisation we are currently investigating a number of new business models that will enable to us to deliver our ambitious objectives and help us become even more productive.  

“We will make further announcements once our future plans are confirmed.”