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What is the aim of DDEX DSR-F Audio-visual profile?

The aim of the DDEX DSR-F 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).


What business models does it encompass?

This format encompasses the various forms of distribution of videos (video streaming, catch-up TV, download) that are combined in a commercial offer (advertisement supported, 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 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) to report as many contexts he needs in a single report. Within the report, each sales line will point to a summary line.
  • Blocks of information: these blocks make up the body of the report.

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 (pre-existent image, musical work, audio-visual work, other…).

The “sub release” line enables to avoid the repetition of the same data when just part of the described release is sold (e.g.: a single resource in a release …).

The sales line relates to a release or a sub release and provide 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)
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