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SMPTE Publishes MESA's Language Metadata Table Standard, Providing Needed Codes for 200 Languages


SMPTE, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, announced this month that it is collaborating with the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA), a community of media technology executives, to co-develop the Language Metadata Table (LMT) standard. SMPTE reports that this is the first project that it has undertaken to electronically publish machine-readable metadata as a standard that is expected to be used operationally rather than by application developers.

The language codes serve to support media companies, content owners, video service providers, and others who need standardized distinctions between spoken and written language and consistent codes.

“SMPTE’s work on LMT is a crucial step in addressing the broad challenges and complexities around sharing data and content in the media and entertainment industry. We are grateful to MESA for choosing SMPTE as a home for this standard,” said Bruce Devlin, VP of SMPTE standards. “Anyone involved in International distribution will greatly improve their media asset management workflows thanks to the new standardized language codes this introduces.”

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