The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has launched A Producer’s Guide to File Delivery handbook ahead of the shift away from tape-based deliveries.

The guide, which has been published six months ahead of the October deadline for file-based delivery, is intended to be a step-by-step guide to the process. 

Topics covered include:

  • Completing the Programme – final Video and Audio
  • Creating MXF Files
  • QC Checks – Eyeball tests and Automated QC
  • PSE Checks
  • Adding DPP Metadata
  • Delivering DPP Standard Programme File
  • Late Changes before TX

DPP chair and business lead for the BBC’s End-to-End Digital Programme Mark Harrison (pictured) said: “The move to file-based programme delivery is the big step needed to make the TV industry fully digital. It’s a momentous change, so the DPP has created this guide to help producers through that change, step by step.

“At first the new processes might seem daunting but in practice the whole industry – broadcasters, facility houses, manufacturers and producers – are working with the DPP to make the transition as smooth as possible.”

A Producer’s Guide to File Delivery is available at