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Script – Final Post Production

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Script – Final Post Production (with annotations if factual content)
  • Final post production script with time code
  • Includes supers, Astons, lower third titles and texted graphics
  • Annotations (factual content): Footnotes on resources used to confirm facts in the programme (e.g: A medical journal used as a source for a health programme).  Two sources should be provided.

Send the annotated program script in draft form with program fine cut.  For the final script, the working script including annotations should be sent with the final program to one of Discovery’s preferred transcription vendors.

An annotated script should include sources for facts, allegations, attributions to court records and transcripts, attributions to statements and in some instances attributions to the names of people and/or companies who are the source of any particular third party elements, among other things. The final annotated script is uploaded with all final program materials through the Producer’s Portal. Please check with your legal counsel if you need an example of an annotated script.

Please see the PREFERRED VENDOR section for transcription vendors with preferred rates for Discovery. 

NOTE:  Snap In Content must be included in all final master transcriptions.

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Script – Final Post Production

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Producer’s Portal Media Upload is here!

Producers and Distributors are able to upload Program Masters and other media via the Producer’s Portal. If your company has not yet been onboarded, please contact PMD Deliverables Team (

There are materials attached above for your reference including a User Guide, a Specifications quick sheet, and a Signiant fact sheet. Signiant is the software used behind the scenes and you will be prompted to download it when you attempt your first upload.

If you are using an external post facility/Post House to deliver on your behalf that need to access your projects in the Producer’s Portal, we have functionality to allow Post House users to be connected to your company without seeing all projects/deliverables. During the onboarding process, please let us know if there are Post House users who will need to be registered and attached to your project.


  1. Log into the Producer’s Portal, click on Projects, and navigate to/click-on your project. You will see a tab on the left – “Media Deliverables”. The first time you click-on the Media Deliverables tab you will be prompted to download the Signiant Application (see attached Signiant FAQ Sheet for any questions). 
  2. Expand any program/episode to see the key media deliverable categories (Program Master File, Program Graphics Master, Textless Materials, etc.). If you need to upload other types of media that are not listed, click the “Include Optional Deliverables” checkbox at the top and additional media categories will populate. 
  3. Important note: Before uploading, when you create/export your file, be sure you uncheck the “include clean aperture info” option. 
  4. ONCE YOUR UPLOAD HAS BEGUN, PLEASE DO NOT CLOSE YOUR BROWSER WINDOW. The browser upload window must remain open (you can minimize the window) to maintain a connection during file upload. 
  5. The minimum bandwidth for uploading is 10 Mbps (megabits per second). At that rate, a 1-hour program will take at least 8 hours and the connection may not be very stable. An average bandwidth of 45 Mbps is recommended for Media Upload. 

If you have any questions, run into any issues during the set-up process, or would like to set-up a step-by-step training session please feel free to contact our PMD Deliverables Team at your convenience.

Thank you and please contact the teams above with any questions!