Support Partners joins the Digital Production Partnership

Support Partners joins the Digital Production Partnership
October 25, 2018 Betty Osborne

[LONDON, UK, 25 October 2018]


Recognition that DPP is leading the way in interoperability


Support Partners, the leading media consultancy dedicated to creating business change through the smart use of technology, has joined the Digital Production Partnership (DPP), the media industry’s international business network. Originally founded by UK broadcasters, the DPP now has an international reputation for driving forward practical, workable specifications which help the entire supply chain work together more effectively.


Support Partners helps its extensive range of global clients to adapt and thrive, through the use of disruptive technologies. Its aim is to transform the way businesses create, manage and distribute media. In a file-based and increasingly cloud-centric ecosystem, the use of well-considered, widely-recognised standards is critical.


The DPP worked with SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) to develop a specification for a new version of the Interoperable Master Format (IMF), specifically for broadcast and online, earlier this year.


Harry Grinling, Support Partners’ CEO, pointed to the recent work on IMF as particularly important. “We see the work that DPP has done in defining an IMF specification as a vital next step for media production organisations. IMF – for the advertising agencies, brands and the broadcasters that are our clients – will help streamline storage management and distribution.


“Being a part of the DPP allows us to be involved in discussions that define how this technology will be further developed and used,” he added.


Support Partners work with global, multi-site operations that distribute media around the world providing them technical solutions, process and change management advice and operational support.


DPP Managing Director Mark Harrison commented “The DPP is extremely pleased to welcome Support Partners as a Member. We are sure that, with their wealth of experience in the media industry, they will provide critical insight into our key areas of work as we move into 2019.


“By joining the DPP they have shown their commitment to actively helping shape and secure the future of our industry.”


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About the DPP
The Digital Production Partnership Ltd (DPP) is the media industry’s business change network. It is a not-for-profit company with an international membership that spans the whole media supply chain, covering global technology companies, production companies, digital agencies, suppliers, service providers, post production facilities, online platforms, broadcasters, distributors and not-for-profit organisations. The DPP harnesses the collective intelligence of its membership to generate insight, enable change and create market opportunities. For more information, or to enquire about membership visit


About Support Partners
Support Partners has been transforming media operations globally for more than 15 years. From helping clients move from tape to file, to now making them cloud first, the team has employed disruptive thinking to help its clients stay consistently ahead. Remaining independent of any vendor, Support Partners can deliver solutions which best suit the business, operational and technical requirements of each client and project. For more information, go to


Image: Harry Grinling, CEO of Support Partners