Fraunhofer Audio Blog

MONTH: January, 2017

 

MPEG-H now Included in DVB Specification

January 31, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting
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The latest development in digital television is the leap from HD to Ultra High Definition (UHD). This brings with it with a revolution in TV sound: in the future, TV viewers will be able to not only experience 3D audio in the comfort of their own homes, it will also be possible for them to adjust the audio settings of single TV shows according to their specific preferences. To this end, the audio codec MPEG-H has been integrated into the DVB UHD standard.

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LG Licenses MPEG-H Software from Fraunhofer IIS for 2017 TV Models

January 11, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Products & Technologies
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The impending launch of the UHD TV service in South Korea, based on ATSC 3.0, marks the world’s first system using a next-generation audio codec in a regular broadcast service. The implementation of the MPEG-H TV Audio System, the next-generation audio technology mainly developed by the world-renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS, provides consumers with innovative capabilities such as immersive sound for a natural listening experience, and the ability to personalize the audio mix. In early 2017, LG will deliver new television models with the MPEG-H TV Audio System.

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Fraunhofer IIS Brings Immersive Sound to Consumers’ Homes through MPEG-H Enabled 3D Soundbar

January 9, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Products & Technologies
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Fraunhofer IIS, main inventor of the mp3 and AAC audio codecs, uses Texas Instruments (TI’s) 66AK2G02 DSP + ARM System on Chip (SoC) to transform the consumers’ audio experience. In early 2017, Fraunhofer IIS will introduce an MPEG-H enabled immersive soundbar and audio video receiver (AVR) reference design allowing convenient delivery of 3D sound into consumers’ homes, bringing audio quality to new levels.

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PIXTREE Integrates Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H TV Audio System in Realtime UHD Broadcast Encoder

January 6, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Products & Technologies
PixHEVC-E4600HA © PIXTREE

PIXTREE, Inc., a South Korean digital multimedia solution provider, makes an industry-leading move as an early supporter of the MPEG-H TV Audio System, a next generation audio technology mainly developed by the world-renowned audio experts at Fraunhofer IIS. The PixHEVC-E4600HA Realtime UHD Encoder will be among the first professional broadcast encoders in South Korea to support the MPEG-H system in the marketplace.

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Fraunhofer Announces MPEG-H Trademark to Identify Interoperable Products

January 4, 2017 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Products & Technologies
MPEG-H_Trademark © Fraunhofer IIS

In preparation for the start of the world’s first TV broadcast services with next-generation audio features – South Korea’s new MPEG-H-based ATSC 3.0 broadcast channels scheduled to go on the air in 2017 – Fraunhofer IIS has developed a trademark program for products incorporating its MPEG-H TV Audio System.

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