The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is set to bolster its technical standards for the file-based delivery of programmes with the addition of guidance on the use of Ultra HD cameras.

The AMWA AS-11 standard, which was introduced in January last year, will also include audio compliance to EBU R128 Loudness from traditional PPM levels.

Other additions include the removal of the requirement to deliver an associated sidecar xml file.

The updates will be introduced early next month.

The DPP’s metadata application, which allows content owners to enter and embed data into the MXF programme files to make them compliant with the AS-11 DPP standard, has also been updated to support the changes.

C4 controller of technical broadcast and distribution and DPP technical standards chair Kevin Burrows said: “Having an agreed UK standard for file-based delivery across the industry that we can build on, is of great benefit in ensuring ease of exchange and the ability to incorporate future requirements.”

The cross broadcaster initiative will also announce some pan-industry initiatives at IBC next month.

The DPP will take part in sessions on Saturday 14th at 3.30pm in the Main Auditorium and on Sunday 15 at 5pm in the Workflow Solutions Theatre. 

DPP forum and production futures lead and BBC North controller of production Mark Harrison said: “It’s been a busy year for the DPP, with a lot of new initiatives coming to fruition, and we’re looking forward to sharing a number of important new developments in our work.”

The DPP is a cross-broadcaster initiative led and funded by ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC, with participation from Channel Five, Sky, UKTV, BT Sport and S4C.