Irish Language TV station TG4 has joined the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) Technical Standards Group. 

Established in 1996 in Galway, TG4 adopted AS-11 for file delivery in 2012 and since then all its commissioned programmes have adhered to the specification. 

TG4 director of technology Neil Keaveney said: “Having one standard for delivery, production, transmission and archiving has resulted in extremely efficient workflows for TG4.

“We were also very pleasantly surprised with the speedy uptake and enthusiasm for the AS-11 spec from the production houses in Ireland.

“One defined specification seemed to remove a lot of the guesswork associated with file delivery.”

DPP chair Mark Harrison said: “Going fully digital is the ambition of all broadcasters and it is great to see TG4 is successfully implementing industry standards to great effect.

“Learning more from their experience will be invaluable to the groups’ understanding of the issues and benefits of file-based delivery. 

“It is also interesting and encouraging to see that Norwegian broadcaster NRK has based its working practices on the DPP Technical Standards.”

The announcement coincides with the release of v4.1 of the DPP Technical Standards, consisting of minor updates to clarify wording and update links.