The EIDR coalition is organized as an industry not-for-profit that is governed by a Board of Directors, and comprises of key stakeholders from content owners, video post-production houses, content distributors, retailers, entertainment services and technology provider companies. The EIDR Board sets overall policy for the operations of EIDR.
The registry welcomes participation of stakeholders in the international movie and TV digital distribution ecosystem.
EIDR Overview (September 2015)
The Industry Promoter membership is intended for industry leaders wishing to actively participate in the development and governance of the registry. Promoters get a seat on the advisory board, the ability to chair working groups, participation in marketing activities of the organization, eligibility for board membership, voting rights and all the benefits of a Basic User at the highest tier. All Industry Promoters pay the same annual fee and sign a Participation Agreement agreeing to the IPR and other policies of EIDR.
The Contributor membership is for organizations that wish to participate in the working groups and technical planning of the registry, but do not have voting rights. Contributors take part in advisory board meetings and other working group meetings, participate in marketing activities of the organization, and have all the benefits of a Basic User, but do not have voting rights and do not participate in board elections. Contributors pay graduated fees based on the annual revenues of the organization, with smaller organizations eligible for lower rates. As with Promoters, Contributors sign a Participation Agreement agreeing to the IPR and other policies of EIDR.
Development of the registry is guided by a Technical Advisory Work Group consisting of representatives from members of the coalition. Future development to meet new industry ID requirements also will be guided by participating companies.
EIDR Board of Directors
- CableLabs – Jud Cary
- Comcast – Steve Heeb
- Disney – Mark Arana
- Google – Bill Kotzman
- ITV – Dale Grayson
- MovieLabs – Kip Welch
- Rovi – Todd Dietz
- Sony – Eric Iverson
- Warner Bros. – Brian McKay
If your organization has a strategic interest in identifying, developing and utilizing EIDR, why not become a member of EIDR?
- Strategic Influence – Members have the opportunity to influence specification development to align with and facilitate the strategic direction of their own organization.
- Advance Insight – Members gain a competitive advantage through advance awareness of technology developments aimed at addressing emerging requirements.
- Access to Expertise – Members have direct access to EIDR experts, who can educate them fully on the benefits of utilizing EIDRs as industry solutions.
- Access to Exclusive Information – All EIDR members have access to privileged information. This information is not available to the general public and includes technical documentation, access to the registry, meeting minutes, advance meeting materials and both internal and external presentations.
- Networking Opportunities – Members gain access to an expansive network of industry contacts, providing networking and business development opportunities and an unrivalled resource pool of industry expertise surrounding the entertainment industry.
- Industry Positioning – Members become part of a thought-leading community, demonstrating their commitment to the development of trusted end-to-end solutions serving multiple actors and supporting several business models.
- Marketing Support – Members benefit from joint marketing and PR opportunities initiated and managed by EIDR.