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EBU, DPP partner ‘to ensure interopability’

Interoperability and open standards are of 'fundamental importance'

The EBU has partnered with the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) as the pair look to drive the development and adoption of open technical standards and ensure interoperability across the media industry.

“Interoperability and open standards are of fundamental importance to public service media,” said EBU director of technology and innovation, Simon Fell.

“We are confident that the partnership between EBU and DPP will help to drive the industry towards consensus around emerging standards, delivering value to all stakeholders.”

The two organisations will collaborate to further the definition and implementation of common technical standards and specifications, and define common standards and specifications for programme delivery and exchange.

They will also look to improve the understanding of IP technology standards and specifications, file wrappers, metadata, and security whilst supporting international interoperability through the adoption and implementation of open standards, specifications and guidelines.

“The DPP and the EBU both deeply understand the value of collaboration in driving change,” explained DPP managing director Mark Harrison. “The two organisations have always worked closely, and our latest work together on a new Interoperable Mastering Format for broadcast and online, and on cybersecurity, has emphasised the value of a more formal partnership.”