Press release: ITU approves standards for advanced audio broadcasting technology

Open standards for immersive sound will transform listening experience

Geneva, 19 October 2015 – ITU membership unanimously approved open standards, Recommendation ITU-R BS.2088-0, aimed at delivering advanced sound for broadcasting services that will create a listening experience that is closer to real life. The new global standards will facilitate the production and exchange of advanced audio files by allowing a single file to carry a complete audio programme containing audio samples as well as metadata for any combination of object, channel and scene-based audio. The new file format was developed based on the existing and widely used RIFF/WAV file format in order to facilitate its application and implementation.

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