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Do Broadcast Engineers need to know about EIDR?


Engineering staff should simply be aware that Local Producers do not have access to nola codes, P-numbers, and Package Types.  And while those nomenclatures are valued, they also are a barrier to the exchange of content across the system.   To that end, the industry is rallying around EIDR IDs.   

A few important notes:

  • EIDR IDs are a machine readable alpha-numeric string that connect back to a show's technical and abstract metadata.
  • EIDR IDs are typically procured early in the media supply chain.
  • In the event that a station is distributing content via sIX Interconnection, an EIDR ID is captured in Protrack's six user interface.
  • To ask another question email metadata @ pbs dot org.