Philippines Broadcast Specifications and Requirements

Regions Covered

✔ Philippines

To maintain a consistently high quality product XR requires all material for distribution in this region to be supplied to the following specifications.

Requirements at a glance

Unique identifier(s): Clock number (no standardised format)
Pre/post roll required: Yes
HD/SD: HD or SD depending on broadcaster requirements
Audio: Max Peak -10dBFS
Clearance: Philippines Ads Standards Council (ASC), see Clearance for more information. 

Content Layout

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Clock/Slate

A clock/slate is mandatory for this region, it should display the following information:

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Important

Clock must be mute - if there is any audio it will fail QC

Title on the clock must match the title in the local clearance document


HD File Specification

        AXN ONLY
Format XDCAM 1080/59.94 Apple ProRes 422HQ 1080/50   Apple ProRes 422HQ 1080/50
Container MXF MOV   MOV
Video Codec XDCAM 422 Apple Quicktime ProRes 422 (HQ)   Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
GOP Long GOP -   -
Profile MPEG-2 422P@HL HQ   HQ
Frame Size 1920x1080 1920x1080   1920x1080
Frame Rate 29.97 FPS (Drop Frame Timecode) 29.97 FPS   25 FPS
Scan Type Interlaced, Upper/Top Field First Interlaced, Upper/Top Field First   Interlaced, Upper/Top Field First
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9   16:9
Pixel Aspect Ratio Square Pixels (1.0) Square Pixels (1.0)   Square Pixels (1.0)
Video Bit Rate 50Mb/s CBR -   -
Chroma 4:2:2 4:2:2   4:2:2
Audio Codec Integer (Big/Little Endian) PCM Integer (Little Endian) PCM   Integer (Little Endian) PCM
Audio Bit Depth 24bit 24bit   24bit
Audio Sample Rate 48kHz 48kHz   48kHz
Audio Bit Rate Uncompressed Uncompressed   Uncompressed

HD Title Safety 

16:9 as per EBU R.95-1

All graphics, text, and frame composition elements should be placed within the safe title area to prevent key content from being cut off.

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SD File Specification

        AXN ONLY
Format IMX50 525/59.94 Apple ProRes 422HQ 525/59.94   Apple ProRes 422HQ 625/50
Container MOV or MXF MOV   MOV
Video Codec MPEG IMX 525/50 Apple Quicktime ProRes 422 (HQ)   Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)
GOP - -   -
Profile - HQ   HQ
Frame Size 720x486 (512 including VBI) 720x486   720x576
Frame Rate 29.97 FPS 29.97 FPS   25 FPS
Scan Type Upper/Top Field First Lower/Bottom Field First   Interlaced, Upper/Top Field First
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9 Letterbox or 16:9 FHA 4:3, 16:9 Letterbox or 16:9 FHA   16:9
Pixel Aspect Ratio Square Pixels (1.0) Square Pixels (1.0)   Square Pixels (1.0)
Video Bit Rate - -   -
Chroma 4:2:2 -   4:2:2
Audio Codec Integer (Little Endian) PCM Integer (Little Endian) PCM   Integer (Little Endian) PCM
Audio Bit Depth 16 bit 16/24bit   24bit
Audio Sample Rate 48kHz 48kHz   48kHz
Audio Bit Rate Uncompressed Uncompressed   Uncompressed

SD Title Safety

4:3

All graphics, text, and frame composition elements should be placed within the safe title area to prevent key content from being cut off.


Video Levels

All video signals should comply with ITU-R BT.709-5 (HD) or ITU-R BT.601-7 (SD) and video signals should not exceed the specified limits.

Video levels should not exceed 700mV, or fall below 0mv

Luminance (Y) -1% and 103%
(between -7mV and 721mV)
RGB video levels -5% and 105%
(between -35mV and 735mV)

Out of gamut tolerance

Whilst XR and the Broadcasters will reject illegal video levels they understand there may be instances where it is difficult to completely avoid, and following EBU recommendation Rec.103-2000 will allow a small tolerance, assuming that no more than 1% of the active picture is in error.


Audio Levels

Max Peak -10dBFS

  • Permitted Maximum Level : -10dBFS / +10dBu
  • Alignment Level : 1kHz@ -20dBFS
  • Ballistic : PPM Type II

Audio Channel Configurations

Stereo
Channel # Audio
1 Stereo Left
2 Stereo Right

Subtitles/Captions

This region can only accept open/burnt in captions. 


Audio Description

Audio Description isn't currently supported in this region.


Clearance

Do you need help with clearance or regulatory compliance?

XR's Campaign Services teams can assist you! Please reach out to your local team for more information, additional fees apply.

All broadcast TVCs need to be cleared by the Philippines Ads Standards Council (ASC). The ASC Clearance for Airing document must be attached to your XR order once available. 

Applications are made on Standard service, submission cut off for ASC is 11am daily (GMT+8) for both Pre-censor & Post-censor applications.

Materials to be submitted at least 1 working day before planned date of application. Results will be available within 48 hours after the date of application.

ASC does not allow the Usage of Asterisks (*) in any content for disclaimers and qualifiers, all disclaimers and qualifiers need to be at least 50% the font size of the claim and positioned close to the claim.

For both clearance processes there are 3 outcomes: Approved, Disapproved, and Incomplete. ASC allows for re-submissions to complete applications that were deemed ‘incomplete’ within 30 calendar days. If an application is disapproved the application will be closed and we will need to submit a brand new application.

Each application is considered by itself and as a new application, re-submissions of previously submitted/approved TVCs will still be considered separately as a new application by ASC even if none of the content has changed.


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