The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has published a technical standard for the delivery of live television programmes.
The cross-broadcaster group said the guidelines will enable production companies and outside broadcast facilities, which supply multiple live programmes to the UK broadcasters, to move to common standards and working practices.
The new standard recommends the use of MPEG-4 over MPEG-2 and covers recommended practices for the delivery of stereo and multichannel audio, as well as other technical parameters.
Kevin Burrows, CTO—Broadcast and Distribution, Channel 4, and Chair of the DPP Technical Standards Working Group said, "Having one stand for Live programme delivery across the industry is of huge benefit in standardising current industry practice, improving delivery processes, and saving costs."
The new standard forms an addendum to the DPP's existing programme delivery standards, covering programme contribution by satellite links, fibre or microwave links.
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