Future Audio Formats and Renderers

Helps Members to maximise the quality and availability of sound production technology.

Audio production and broadcasting are being transformed by new technologies. The next generation of audio experiences will be more immersive than ever before. It is important that broadcasters look at new file formats to deliver and produce audio in these advanced systems.

EBU Technology & Innovation Workplan

Every two years, the EBU develops a roadmap for technology and innovation activities based on the requirements and inputs given by EBU Members. The result of this roadmap is our bi-annual EBU Technology & Innovation Workplan. Strategic programmes and project groups are set up to focus on specific areas of interest. To access the latest Workplan, click here.

EBU Strategic Programme on Future Audio Formats and Renderers

The topic of Future Audio Formats and Renderers is part of the EBU's Strategic Programme on Future Audio Formats and Renderers.

Main activities:

  • Helps Members to maximise the quality and availability of sound production technology.
  • Provides guidance and working documents to help you make the move to new audio systems.
  • We take into consideration your feedback when making contributions to ITU and ETSI standards and organize seminars and trainings to enable you to use new technologies and share best practice.

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EBU loudness changes

Sound progress at IBC

EBU Recommendation 128 is a milestone in the history of audio broadcasting. It started a loudness revolution by specifying normalized loudness levels in production, in play-out systems and, potentially, in many other applications. This article explains how distributors could support the good broadcasters while improving consumer satisfaction at the same time.

This article describes the success of the implemention of loudness normalization on DAB broadcasts in Norway with a few words on other radio platforms. Thus far, loudness awareness has been almost exclusive to television. Could loudness normalization also be employed in radio? And if yes, what radio platforms could benefit from it? Find out by reading this article.

The March 2012 issue of tech-i covers TV White Spaces, LED lights, colorimetry and storage. You'll also find three radio-related articles, from FM swtich-off plans in Norway, to Loudness considerations and a strategic view from Lieven Vermaele. Finally, RTR's Igor Orlov is "in the spotlight" and David Wood asks how much R&D should be done by broadcasters.

This is the third issue of tech-i, the EBU TECHNICAL department quarterly magazine which include the following articles such as: the New EBU Technical structure, loudness awareness, eco displays, tapeless environments, CES report, HIPs, seminar news & diary.

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