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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 Bitrates

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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EU project ORPHEUS shows object-based media innovations at workshop in Munich on 15 May

May 14, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Good to know
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Imagine you could adapt the length of a radio documentary as you require or listen to a radio drama from the positions of different protagonists in the play. These and many more personalised, immersive listener experiences become possible due to a novel technological concept called object-based media, which will fundamentally change the production and user experience of radio broadcasts and multimedia productions. Key tools and apps for implementing object-based media for audio content have been developed by ORPHEUS, an EU-funded research project performed by ten major European media industry players. On 15th May 2018, the consortium will present their results at a workshop in Munich to about 150 representatives of the global media industry. The event will be hosted by IRT, the research institute of the public broadcasters of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

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Fraunhofer IIS and MPEG-H Audio at NAB 2018

April 25, 2018 Fraunhofer IIS | Category: Audio, Broadcasting, Events & Tradeshows, Good to know, Products & Technologies, Success Stories

The NAB 2018 was a great show for Fraunhofer as we were able to announce a lot of success stories around MPEG-H. This video gives some more details:

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