Content Recognition Rules


The MovieLabs Data Distribution Framework (MDDF) includes a cohesive set of specifications that support business models and promote efficiency across interrelated entertainment workflows.

Base Specifications

  • Common Metadata - Descriptive and Technical Metadata. Common definitions for other specifications such as Media Entertainment Core (MEC), Common Media Manifest, Avails and EIDR.
  • Common Media Manifest - Definition of relationships between content and associated metadata. Based spec for delivery (MMC) and interactivty (CPE)
  • Entertainment IDentifier Registry (EIDR) - Unique and appropriately specific content identifiers

Application Specifications


  • EMA Avails - Formal definition of content identification and business rules associated with content availability.

Content Delivery

Extras and Interactivity

Other Specifications