First Experiences with the MPEG-H TV AUdio System in Broadcasting

  • Stefan Meltzer Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS)
  • Adrian Murtaza


In May 2017, the worldwide first UHDTV broadcasting service using with the MPEG-H TV Audio System, a Next Generation Audio codec, was launched in South Korea. Now the system is in regular operation for more than one year and in the meantime the leading terrestrial broadcasters have tested the different formats available. It is the perfect time to do an intermediate summary and report about the experience made during the first year. Starting from the necessary modifications to integrate the MPEG-H TV Audio System into the existing infrastructure and operating it with legacy formats (stereo and 5.1 surround), this paper will describe the different phases of the transition to the full usage of the feature set of the MPEG‑H TV Audio system.   

May 15, 2019
How to Cite
MELTZER, Stefan; MURTAZA, Adrian. First Experiences with the MPEG-H TV AUdio System in Broadcasting. SET INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BROADCAST ENGINEERING, [S.l.], v. 4, p. 6, may 2019. ISSN 2446-9432. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 jan. 2021.
Advanced audio technology and processing