SMPTE EG 2021-3:2015


Broadcast Exchange Format (BXF) – Use Cases
standard by Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, 10/09/2015



Generally the Broadcast eXchange Format (BXF) defines the format and content of XML Messages for the interchange of data and metadata among professional systems, as follows:

1. Broadcast schedules, including playout and record schedules
2. As run information
3. Content metadata, such as Content ID, Title, Duration, etc.
4. Content management requests such as dub and purge requests
5. Requests for transfer of content some of which will result in the transfer of Content essence between professional systems.
6. Ports as used by TCP/IP for the exchange of messages

The primary systems envisioned as users of this standard are:

  • Program Management Systems
  • Broadcast Traffic Systems
  • Master Control Automation Systems
  • Content Distribution Systems

This particular document focuses on use cases of BXF, helping implementers to better understand how BXF may be used in a variety of scenarios.

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