Taiwan, ROC Broadcast Specifications and Requirements

Regions Covered

✔ Taiwan, Republic of China

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: Preferred
HD/SD: Both
Audio: Max Peak -10dBFS
Clearance:

Satellite Television Broadcasting Association (STBA). See Clearance for more info.


Content Layout

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Clock/Slate (optional)

For this region a valid clock/slate is Preferred

Where supplied, the slate should include the following information:

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HD File Specification

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


SD File Specification

  Preferred   Accepted
Format Apple ProRes 422HQ 525/59.94 Quicktime IMX 50 525/59.94   MPEG-2 Program Stream 525/59.94
Container MOV MOV   MPEG-2 Program Stream
Video Codec Apple Quicktime ProRes 422 (HQ) MPEG Video   MPEG-2
GOP - -   I Frame Only
Profile HQ YUV422P   422P@ML
Frame Size 720x486 720x486   720x512
Frame Rate 29.97 FPS 29.97 FPS   29.97 FPS
Scan Type Lower/Bottom Field First Upper/Top Field First   Lower/Bottom Field First
Aspect Ratio 4:3 4:3   4:3
Pixel Aspect Ratio Square Pixels (1.0) Square Pixels (1.0)   Square Pixels (1.0)
Video Bit Rate - -   -
Chroma - 4:2:2   -
Audio Codec PCM (Little Endian) PCM (Little Endian)   MPEG1 Layer-2
Audio Bit Depth 16/24bit 16bit   384kbps
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%
(ie between -7mV and 721mV)
RGB video levels -5% and 105%
(ie 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. Following EBU recommendation Rec.103-2000 they will therefore 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

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 commercials that contain music need to be cleared by the Satellite Television Broadcasting Association (STBA). Digital commercials do not require clearance from STBA, but must be cleared with media owners of the digital/online platforms that they will be on. 

Applications are made on Standard or Express service.

  • On Standard, the results are available within 4 working days from application
  • On Express, the results are available within 2 working days from application

STBA operates until 5pm (GMT+8) during working days, so applications need to be made before then.


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