The aim of the Audio-visual Profile is to enable licensees (typically digital service providers) to report to rights controllers (typically audio-visual rights societies) information regarding the level of usage and/or revenue generated from the distribution of audiovisual recordings (excluding musical videos).
Dedicated fields are available for international identifiers of audio-visual works.
What business models does it encompass?
This format encompasses the This profile covers various forms of distribution of videos (such as video streaming, catch-up TV , downloadand downloads) that are combined in a commercial offer (advertisement supportedavailable under various commercial models (such as advertisement-supported models, pay as you go or subscription).
What are the key benefits?
This format brings solutions for:
- Business reporting flexibility: It is possible to combine several offers and/or territories in a same file. It allows then to avoid to report the same documentation information as many times there are offers or territories.
- Mastering the reports size: The philosophy is to keep reports as thin as possible with the idea of being as understandable as possible.
- Implementation easiness and limitation of processing time: The simplicity and readability of the structure make the standard easy to implement for all companies, while the mastering of the report size helps to master the processing time.
- Scalability, ease and transparency: The flexibility of its structure enables this standard to be easily adapted to the needs of a very reactive market. This scalability is controlled by versioning rules intended to preserve the continuity of use of the standard for all companies.
- Audio-visual works identification: Dedicated fields are available for international identifiers of audio-visual works.
How is a report structured?
Usage and/or revenues are reported using the following way:
- A header (containing that contains general information : sender, receiver … , as it is the case for all DSR F standard)A summary per context (commercial model type, use type, territory): this enables a Licensee (in agreement with the recipient of the report) such as information about the sender and receiver. The header is common to all flat-file DSR formats.
- A summary for each sales/usage context.
This new and powerful concept enables a licensee to report as many contexts he needs in a single report. Within the reportFor instance, a licensee that would like to report five commercial offers in Europe (31 territories) would need to report 5*31 contexts – leading to 155 summary records. In the main body of the sales/usage report in the report, each sales line record will only need to point to a summary line instead of repeating the context information.
- Blocks of information: these blocks make up the body of the report.
- The type of the summary record to be used depends on the use type.
- Blocks of detailed sales/usage information.
Each block contains all information pertaining to a sold/used release and needed for sales/usage processing: documentation data (release data, list of resources that are part of the release) and sales/usage data.
“Cue” lines related to a single resource include details of creations used in the video resource (
- including images, musical
- works, audio-visual
The “sub release”
- records enable avoiding the repetition of the same data when just part of the described release is
- utilised (e.g.: a single resource in a release
- Finally, the sales/usage Records relating to a release or a sub-release
- provides sales/usage information pertaining to a single context (e.g.: sales related to a specific commercial offer in a specific territory).
- A footer : (containing general sum up information, as it is the case for all DSR F standard)that contains information about the sales/usage report such as the number of records that are included. The header is common to all flat-file DSR formats.