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ORPHEUS – the Movie

August 10, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Good to know, Success Stories, Video

The ORPHEUS project, pioneering the development of an end-to-end object-based media chain for audio content, was officially concluded in May 2018, when the second and final ORPHEUS workshop was held at Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) in Munich. There, the ten project partners presented their findings to an auditorium filled with more than 100 broadcast and audio professionals from all over the globe. Together, the project partners have created a full set of tools and applications for all stages of the complete object-based audio broadcast workflow.

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Successful Demonstration of Interactive Audio Streaming using MPEG-H Audio at Norwegian Broadcaster NRK

July 2, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Good to know, Products & Technologies
MPEG-H and soundbar demonstration in the NRK "living room" © Fraunhofer IIS

by Rupert Brun | Norwegian public broadcaster NRK and Fraunhofer IIS have successfully conducted the first end-to-end real-time streaming trial in the Nordic region of Next Generation Audio (NGA) with interactive features of MPEG-H Audio. Representatives from Norwegian broadcasters, technology companies and other invited experts had the opportunity to enjoy the 2018 Football World Cup matches from Russia using interactive audio, in the NRK premises in Oslo, Norway.

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SBS Conducts Worldwide First Regular Broadcast with Immersive and Interactive Sound Powered by MPEG-H Audio

June 14, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Good to know, Products & Technologies
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The opening game of the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia will mark the world’s first regular broadcast with immersive and interactive audio: The South Korean television and radio network company SBS will transmit this match live in Ultra-High Definition (UHD) based on the ATSC 3.0 standard, utilizing the advanced features of Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H TV Audio System, immersive sound and interactive audio.

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Fraunhofer’s xHE-AAC Audio Codec Software Extends Native AAC Support In Android P For Better Quality At Low Bit Rates

June 8, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Good to know, Products & Technologies
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With the release of the Android P Developer Preview 3 (Beta 2), Fraunhofer IIS announces a new version of the popular FDK library which has been a part of Android since 2012. The FDK2 version will bring several new technologies to Android OEMs, service providers and developers, including xHE-AAC for video and music delivery down to 12kbit/s for stereo sound and MPEG-D DRC dynamic range control for better listening in noisy environments.

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Successful Terrestrial And Satellite Reception Of MPEG-H Audio During French Tennis Tournament

June 8, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Behind the scenes, Broadcasting, Products & Technologies
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The MPEG-H TV Audio System, developed primarily by Fraunhofer IIS, passed a major milestone in Europe when it was successfully transmitted via satellite and DVB-T2 in the live Ultra HD TV broadcast channel of a major international tennis tournament taking place in Paris, France.

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