publisherRole Vocabulary

publisherRole is used to identify the role played by the specific publisher or publishing entity identified in the companion descriptor publisher. The PBCore schema allows for publisherRole to be repeated in the pbcorePublisher container element. This can be useful when a single person or organization is associated with multiple roles in an asset.


Distributor: Person or corporate entity responsible for marketing and arranging for the release, exhibition, and/or distribution of a production. A distributor may deal with only particular areas of distribution, such as cinematic, home video, or digital; this should be identified in an annotation.

Presenter: Person or corporate entity responsible for acquiring rights to the source media, packaging it, and offering it to the publisher or distributor.

Publisher: Person or corporate entity responsible for making a production available.

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