Production Requirements

File types uploaded need to be one of the following formats:

  • MPEG-2
  • Quicktime MOV - We accept H.264 and DV (for SD only) Codecs


Other Important Requirements:

  • If you require Closed Captioning, it must be embedded in an MPEG-2 file
  • All content must be produced within NTSC title safe borders
  • All files should be trimmed to exact spot length, DO NOT include color bars or slates
  • Video levels should be no higher than 100 IRE and Audio should be CALM Act compliant
  • Audio Mix needs to be a two channel L/R stereo mix, with voice/music/effects mixed to both L/R channels



File Formats: High Definition

1080i Files:

  • 1920x1080 resolution
  • 16:9 aspect ratio (1.0 pixel aspect ratio)
  • Uncompressed (PCM) audio, 16-bit, 48 KHz

720p Files:

  • 1280x720 resolution
  • 16:9 aspect ratio (1.0 pixel aspect ratio)
  • Uncompressed (PCM) audio, 16-bit, 48 KHz

ALL HD Content must be encoded using the following bit rate parameters:

Bit Rate (Peak) - 50Mbps MPEG2 | 50Mbps H.264
Bit Rate (Minimum) - 35Mbps MPEG2 | 20Mbps H.264

All HD Content MUST be delivered with one of the following frame rates:

  • 29.97 fps interlaced
  • 29.97 fps progressive
  • 59.94 fps progressive



File Formats: Standard Definition

Quick Time MOV:

  • 720x480 resolution
  • Uncompressed (PCM) audio, 16-bit, 48 KHz sample rate
  • 4:3 aspect ratio (0.9 pixel aspect ratio)

MPEG-2

  • 720x480 resolution
  • MPEG 1 Layer 2 audio, 192 Kb/s stereo
  • 4:3 aspect ratio

ALL SD Content must be encoded using the following bit rate parameters:

Bit Rate (Peak) - 35Mbps MPEG2 | 35Mbps H.264
Bit Rate (Minimum) - 20Mbps MPEG2 | 15Mbps H.264



Video On-Demand

Quick Time MOV

  • 720x480 resolution
  • Interlaced Lower Field First
  • Uncompressed (PCM) audio, 16-bit, 48 KHz

Preferred Longform Specs - MPEG-2

  • 720x480 resolution
  • MPEG-2 Program Stream
  • Interlaced Lower Field First
  • MPEG Layer 2 audio, 192 Kb/s
  • Video bit rate set to 3.0 Mb/s



For technical support, please contact the Spectrum Reach - Media Network Operations Center (MNOC) at MNOC@charter.com or 1-877-480-3031

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