VIDEO


MP4, H.264, 1920x1080p, video bit rate 15 mbps or higher.


Frame Rates

Accepted frame rates are 23.976, 25, 29.97 or 30p is preferred.

● Avoid duplicated frames and blended frames.

 Do not convert framerate.


Resolution

Native resolution is required along with a minimum size of 1920x1080 pixels .

Original resolution. Do not upscale or downscale.


Video

 Minimum bitrate:15 MBit/s for HD, 50 MBit/s for UHD/4k.

 Max. 5 sec before program starts and 2 sec after program ends. No color bars, slate, MPAA/FBI cards, test-tone, pre-roll, post-roll.

● Video must start and end on at least 1 black frame.

● No burned-in subtitles throughout (Exception: Trailer - see below).

No burned-in watermark, logo or similar throughout.

 Not interlaced. 

 No blended frames, ghosting. 

● No padding, letterboxing, pillarboxing.

 No URLs or promos (e.g. websites, Facebook, coming soon dates, available to download)

 Square pixels.

 All videos must be over 2 minutes minimum (except trailer). However, it is encouraged that all videos are over 20 minutes to increase the chance of being picked up by bigger platforms.


Audio Codec: 

● PCM: min. 48 kHz 16 Bit 

 AC-3, AAC, or MP3: min. 128 kbps (stereo)

 Audio levels should be around a minimum of -24 LUFS

● Audio must not clip


Trailer:

In addition to the requirements above:

● Burned-in English subtitles for non-English dialog required

● Max. 6 min, recommended 2:30 or less

 Only 1 trailer

ARTWORK


Image Parameters for Films and Series

JPEG or PNG (quality unconstrained)

RGB

Max file size for images is 6MB and must contain no more than 70,000,000 pixels.

Please resize your images as needed

No stretched or padded images.

No images with only plain title text and solid color(s) in background.

All images should use the same imagery and fonts for consistency.


Graphics needed for Films/Series


Image 1: Poster / Title Image

Size​: At least ​​1400 x 2100 pixels at 72 dpi

Aspect Ratio​: ​1.33 (2:3)

Additional Information​: ​Images ​must​ contain the ​title​, preferably without any other additional text. Do ​not​ include credits, ratings, company logos, and promotional information on the artwork image.


Image 2: Landscape Image

Size​: At least ​1920 x 1080​ ​ pixels at 72 dpi

Aspect Ratio​: ​1.77 (16:9)

Additional Information: ​Images ​must​ contain the ​title​, preferably without any other

additional text. Do ​not​ include credits, ratings, company logos, and promotional information on the artwork image.


Image 3: Hero Image Textless

Size​: At least ​1920 x 1080​ pixels at 72 dpi

Aspect Ratio​: ​1.77 (16:9)

Additional Information​: Do ​not​ include any text, including title art, credits, ratings, company logos, and promotional information on the artwork image.


Image 4: Additional Poster

Size​: At least ​1575 x 2100​ pixels at 72 dpi

Aspect Ratio​: ​.7 (3:4)

Additional Information​: ​Images​must​ contain the ​title​, preferably without any other additional text. Do ​not​ include credits, ratings, company logos, and promotional information on the artwork image.


Image 5: Additional Image I 

Size​: At least ​1920 x 1440 pixels at 72 dpi

Aspect Ratio​: ​1.33 (4:3)

Additional Information​: ​Images ​must​ contain the ​title​, preferably without any other additional text. Do ​not​ include credits, ratings, company logos, and promotional information on the artwork image.


Image 6: Additional Image II

Size​: At least ​1920 x 720 pixels at 72 dpi

Aspect Ratio​: ​1.33 (16:6)

Additional Information​: ​Images ​must​ contain the ​title​, preferably without any other additional text. Do ​not​ include credits, ratings, company logos, and promotional information on the artwork image.


Image 7: Additional Image III 

Size​: At least ​1920 x 960 pixels at 72 dpi

Aspect Ratio​: ​1.33 (2:1)

Additional Information​: ​Images ​must​ contain the ​title​, preferably without any other additional text. Do ​not​ include credits, ratings, company logos, and promotional information on the artwork image.


Graphics needed per Episode (for series only)


Image 1: Landscape Image (optional)

Size​: At least ​1920 x 1080​ ​ pixels at 72 dpi

Aspect Ratio​: ​1.77 (16:9)

Additional Information: ​Images ​must​ contain the ​title​, preferably without any other

additional text. Do ​not​ include credits, ratings, company logos, and promotional information on the artwork image.


CC FILES:


Accepted formats are

 .SRT files with UTF-8 encoding (preferred)

.SCC files


Parameters:

All text tracks should be complete, accurate, and should stay in sync with the video at all times.

Correct punctuation and spelling are important.

Avoid formatting tags.

METADATA:


Please fill in the attached metadata including all required information per episode in each row.


Chapters/Ad Breaks are required to make your title available for AVOD Channels. Include detailed timecode to the frame.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:


General Show Description:

Description should be a maximum of 255 characters including spaces. This is what the audience will read when they decide whether the Title interests them. Make every word count, nothing superfluous.


Sales pitch:

Max 300 characters including spaces. This is NOT the synopsis. The sales pitch is where you sell the Title to VOD outlets.

Use spare language (few words) to hit the selling points, like compelling subject, name talent, festival success, press reviews and quotes – above all, what makes the Title amazing!


Platforms where your content is currently live:

List all streaming services your title is already live at the time of submission.


IMDB link:

Please send your IMDB link, if available.