IRT in liquidation

The IRT has been in liquidation since January 13, 2021 and operates under the legal form as a “GmbH i. L.” (limited company in liquidation). Dr. Christian Gerloff and Michael Hagemeyer have been appointed as liquidators.

EBU publishes tools for NGA productions

The EBU and its members BBC R&D and IRT have released the “EAR Production Suite”, a set of tools for producing immersive and personalizable audio content suitable for anydistribution codec. Currently available production tools are generally tied to one of the existing commercial Next Generation…

Cooperation between IRT and DSPECIALISTS

The Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik (IRT), central research and development institute of the public broadcasters in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and DSPECIALISTS GmbH, specialized in the development and distribution of products for digital audio signal processing.

Press Release

Our IRT anual report is available!

Many exciting topics will await you. Enjoy reading our English summary.

Full IRT anual report 2019 in German.

5G-Virtuosa project completes initial technical IP-based studio set-up

Oslo, Norway, 16 June 2020 – The participants of 5G-Virtuosa, the EU-funded project exploring 5G and virtualization in broadcast production, announced today that the first technical step of the initiative has been completed at Nevion’s Service Operations Center (SOC) in Gdansk, Poland. The step…

HbbTV to launch webinar series on industry topics and developments

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes, will offer a series of webinars, covering current issues, solutions and developments…

We remain available for you!

IRT and our topics are also under the impact of the corona crisis. IRT management has decided to outsource all non-local work to the home office. The decision is effective from Monday, 16 March 2020.

However, we will also remain available for you in the home office.

You can reach our employees via…

Emmy for AES67 – IRT contributed to the success

On 15 January 2020, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) was awarded the prestigious Emmy Award in the category Technical & Engineering by the American television academy NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) for the "development of synchronized, multi-channel, uncompressed audio…

Workshop "Toys and the TV: Serious Play" at ACM IMX

We hope to see you in Barcelona on the 17th of June, 2020


We have good news for radio fans!

The new HRADIO hybrid radio app is available in Google’s Play Store for testing.

IRT wishes you a Merry Christmas

Dear cooperation partners and friends of IRT,
We thank you for the pleasant cooperation and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and for the New Year health, happiness and much success.



Media Days Munich: Unified worldwide technical broadcasting standard possible

How far has 5G research already progressed and can the 5G standard already be used in practice for the media sector? These and other questions were dis-cussed by experts from all over Europe in a joint panel of the Bavarian Broad-casting Corporation and the Institute for Broadcasting Technology…

Bavarian 5G TODAY research project approaching successful completion

With  the  pioneering  5G  TODAY  project,  first  results  on  mobile  radio  reception  via  5G
technology could be obtained. After the scheduled end of the project on October 31st, 5G
Broadcast  will  be  further  researched.  The  potential  of  5G  network  technology  for  the
production  and …

VIRTUOSA consortium receives 2 million euro EU funding for 5G broadcast remote production project

The purpose of the EU project VIRTUOSA is to explore “Scalable Software Defined Network Architectures for Cooperative Live Media Production exploiting Virtualized Production Resources and 5G Wireless Acquisition”. In practical terms, this means demonstrating through real-life examples how 5G can be…

Eurofins Digital Testing to provide IMF/MXF analysis solutions for the digital media industry

Effective from 22 August 2019, IMF Analyser, MXF Analyser, and future related products, will be available exclusively from Eurofins Digital Testing, under an agreement recently finalised between Eurofins and IRT. Companies throughout the digital media supply chain will continue to enjoy the benefits…

ITU ADM Renderer published

Begining of July 2019 the ITU published the new standard Recommendation ITU-R BS.2127-0 “Audio Definition Model renderer for advanced sound systems”, which is able to completely interpret the Audio Definition Model (ADM) and generate the loudspeaker signals for reproduction. It is very much based on…

Approval of three new European collaborative projects

With 5G-VICTORI, 5G-SOLUTIONS and VIRTUOSA, we got three new projects that were recently approved by the EU. The two 5G projects will predominantly focus on efficient delivery of live and on-demand content to consumers. This includes aspects like dynamic content caching in trains, server-side…

Kick-Off event at IRT: Official launch of the 5G TODAY Broadcasting field trial5G TODAY

First 5G field trial for broadcast transmission starts operations in Bavaria.

Submit your paper to ITU Kaleidoscope 2019

How can ‘digital health’ serve everyone?

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are heightening the capabilities of the most advanced medical technologies as well as extending the reach of healthcare services to some of the world’s most remote areas.

But at least half of the world’s…

Transmitting station in Ismaning ready for operation for Bavarian research project “5G TODAY”

As part of the Bavarian research project 5G TODAY, an LTE/5G test field with the aim to enable the efficient distribution of broadcast signals combined with attractive services in the network of the future is currently being set up in the Bavarian Oberland. Under the lead of IRT, the project…

Sandbox Pitching in Munich – networking and experience sharing “Bavarian style”

On 22 November 2018 around 60 innovation-enthusiasts from broadcasters and media companies were presented a showcase from the European Sandboxes and startups / intrapreneurs that collaborate in MediaRoad’s Sandbox Hub. In an interactive presentation, Peter De Paepe (Head of Startup collaborations…

IRT and RAI test 5G for broadcast applications during European Championships 2018

IRT, the joint research centre of the German, Austrian and Swiss public service broadcasters, and Italian public service broadcaster RAI will be showcasing their pioneering work in shaping the advanced wireless communications technologies, dubbed 5G, with trials run at test sites in Munich and the…

Argos – Measuring the online video stream quality

With Argos, IRT has developed a system to measure the quality and analyses errors of online video streams. Argos is suitable for all common platforms and all streaming technologies and compliant with data protection laws in the EU.

The new blog post in our IRTLab describes how Argos works. With the…

Renderer for Next Generation Audio wins 2018 EBU Technology & Innovation Award

The EBU has announced that the EBU ADM Renderer (EAR) for Next Generation Audio is the winner of this year's EBU Technology & Innovation Award. 

The open source technology was developed by an alliance of R&D and broadcast organizations – the IRT, BBC, France Télévisions, b<>com and the EBU…

IRT supports ORF's UHD innovation project during soccer champion ship 2018

The Austrian public service broadcaster ORF provides Event Live Streams in a show case of the soccer champion ship 2018 in Russia in Ultra HD resolution including extended color with high dynamic range. The Test is targeted to internal UHD broadcast production workflows, but a UHD stream of the Live…

The media sector calls for a dedicated funding scheme to support innovation and creativity in Europe

Two leading EU-funded media projects, I3 and MediaRoad, gathered today representatives from the European Parliament, European Commission and media organisations to discuss the challenges facing media innovation and the need for a common programme within the next European Financial Framework. The…

SubTech1 – the first international Symposium on Subtitling Technology

Subtitles are an essential service for the accessibility of today’s media content. They are of great importance for deaf or hard hearing viewers to follow the dialog in TV broadcasts or streaming services, but also allow interested viewers to read the written translation of a dialog in a foreign…

SMPTE® Partners With IRT to Conduct IMF Interoperability Plugfest

Event on 29 May in Munich Will Be First of Two SMPTE Plugfests in 2018 Demonstrating Utility of IMF for Movie and Broadcast Content Exchange

Novel Tools for Personalised Radio Broadcasts

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

IRT at HPA Retreat

Every year, the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) organizes a technical conference to present new technologies and innovative products for film, television and cinema. This year HPA Retreat, which takes place from February 19-23 in Palm Springs/California, includes topics such as Artificial…

Michael Hagemeyer new head of IRT

January 25, 2018

The shareholders’ meeting of German broadcast technology institute IRT has appointed Michael Hagemeyer as the institute’s new Managing Director effective January 25, 2018.

Hagemeyer succeeds Dr Klaus Illgner-Fehns who resigned from his post at the end of 2017 for health reasons.…

ORPHEUS Workshop

See and experience the ORPHEUS achievements at our free one-day workshop

IBC 2017 Cloud Showcase

Sony plus technology partners T-Systems, IRT and Huawei demonstrate totally off-premises hosting of large-scale media production operations.

Significantly improved TV broadcasting in 4G and 5G networks

Efficient and cost-effective broadcasting of TV programs to smartphones and tablets has come a step closer to reality.

SERAPHIC partners with IRT to show the latest HbbTV 2 features at BroadcastAsia2017

SERAPHIC, the leading digital TV browser and “TV+ Internet” solution provider, today announced that it has been able to support the latest HbbTV 2.0.1 specification in its HbbTV solution. To demonstrate HbbTV 2 features, SERAPHIC partners with IRT, a neutral research and competence centre for…

Web platform IRT Lab for experiments, software demos and videos

Visit our virtual laboratory! On our new platform you will find demos for object-based audio, companion screen functions of HbbTV 2.0, video streams in CMAF format and more. Our colleagues also provide a quick insight and explain the demos. On Twitter, we keep you posted via @irt_lab and @IRTpresse.…

5G Media Initiative

On May 18, 2017, a group of renowned companies and organizations launched the 5G Media Initiative in Germany. The joint goal of the partners is to leverage the potential of the upcoming network standard 5G for the media sector by promoting collaborative research and development. The partners are…

Standardised approach for OTT live streaming on PC, mobile and SmartTV

IRT, the research and competence centre for audio-visual technologies of the public
broadcasters in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, in close cooperation with the
IPTV and OTT solutions provider Keepixo and the German public broadcaster
Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) has provided sample live Internet…

Congratulations! IRT expert Alexander Erk was elected for RadioDNS Steering Board

At the 11th General Assembly on February 6, 2017 Alexander Erk, head of the department media services and applications at IRT, was elected for RadioDNS Steering Board. Among others the  members are from AUDI, BBC, Bauer Media, EBU and Frontier Silicon.       

RadioDNS provides the link between…

27th HbbTV Interoperability Workshop

IRT invites on behalf of the HbbTV Association to the 27th HbbTV Interoperability Workshop. This event will take place at IRT on the 29th of March 2017 (beginning in the morning between 09:00 and 10:00) and 30th of March 2017 (beginning in the morning around 09:00 and fading out as tests are…

Save the Date: IRT’s 1. IMF PlugFest

The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is the new  standard by SMPTE for storing and delivering finished A/V productions. The IMF package contains MXF files for audio, video, subtitles and metadata. in a single IMF package, several versions for various applications (e.g. different languages,…

Technical production guidelines HD in English available

The TPRF working group continuously updates the technical production guidelines of ARD, ZDF and ORF (TPRF-HD) and adapts them to developments in video production. At the end of November 2016, the new edition of the TPRF HD was completed. The English version has now been published. Both documents…

Press Release: IRT introduces IMF Analyser 1.0

IRT releases its first IMF Analyser 1.0 underlining its leading role in the field of quality control and quality management in the file-based production process. The software product IMF Analyser from IRT analyses and validates IMF packages in depth regarding completeness and standard conformance.…

Press Release: IRT supports with its DAB EDI-Archiver the quality control in DAB+

Since the beginning of DAB and DAB+, IRT has been supporting
broadcasters, manufacturers and the car industry in the field of DAB+ in
handling operational issues and developing services. With its new software solution DAB EDI-Archiver, IRT is now expanding its product portfolio for DAB quality…

Upcoming HbbTV Interoperability Workshops in 2017

On behalf of the HbbTV Association, IRT invites three times per year receiver manufacturers and application developers to test new developments, services and products with regard to interoperability.


The planned dates in 2017 are: 29./30.03., 19./20.07. and 22./23.11.


HybridRadio app available

With IRT's HybridRadio app, a test platform is now available at Googles Play Store for the smartphone LG Stylus 2 DAB+ with many hybrid radio features such as Radio-EPG, Radio-DNS, slide shows and radio texts.

Furthermore, functions such as service following for automated switching between radio…

IRT at Medientagen München 2016

"Mobile & Me - How the ego controls the media" is the motto of the Medientage München, which takes place from 25 to 27 October 2016 at the International Congress Center (ICM) of Messe München. This year we are cooperating again with the Berlin research institute Fraunhofer FOKUS.


IRT.DE with new design

Just in time for Munich's media congress Medientagen München, IRT's Internet offer starts with a new design, a new structure and lot of new content. Due to the reorganization of the institute this year - away from the traditional organization in radio, television, online to a multimedial process…

Press Release: Open Mobile Radio Interface

The Broadcast Industry Launches an Open Radio Interface for Smartphones

A consortium of broadcasting companies and organizations has joined forces to develop an open and universal interface to ease the implementation of digital radio on smartphones. The Open Mobile Radio Interface (OMRI) was…

Standardised approach for subtitles in live streams on PC, mobile and SmartTV

  • IRT and partners make samples of live MPEG-DASH streams with EBUTT-D subtitles publicly available
  • Tests in cooperation with IRT, Akamai, Keepixo, BR and DasErste
  • Sample streams publicly available
  • Showcase established as part of the European project HBB4ALL



Come to visit us at NAB 2016

From 18th – 21st April 2016 the world’s largest electronic media show for media production and delivery opens its doors in Las Vegas.    

Visit IRT at booth C 7935 (Bavarian Pavilion, Central Hall). As leading research center bringing key innovations from technical…

24th HbbTV Interoperability Workshop

IRT invites to the 24th HbbTV Interoperability Workshop, which will run from Wednesday 13th April 2016 to Thursday 14th April 2016.
1st  Day - Wednesday 13th April 2016,
2nd  Day - Thursday 14th April 2016
As you know the Plugfest will be held under the auspices of the HbbTV Association at the IRT.

Learn more about our new EU research cooperation

Four new EU research projects started in early 2016 with following research focuses:

In the European project, 2 Immerse IRT together with BBC, BT, Cisco, CWI, Illuminations TV and ChyronHego are developing technologies for shared and personalized multi-screen solutions

The goal of the new EU…

Streaming Testcases

IRT opened an extensive repository of differently encoded Audio- and Videostreams for PC, Smartphones, Tablets and HbbTV-Devices.


IBC 2015: IRT shows HbbTV 2.0 companion screen feature

IRT demonstrates in collaboration with LG Electronics, a leading brand in consumer electronics and a creator of pioneering technologies such as OLED TV, and HTTV, one of the leading software solutions provider for digital TV, an implementation of the HbbTV 2.0 companion screen feature at IBC 2015 at…

IRT presents MXF Innovations at IBC 2015

The MXF file format (Material eXchange Format) has proven successful in file-based TV production as a flexible container format for storing the most different types of essences and metadata. On time for IBC 2015, IRT presents at its booth 10.F51 from September 11th – 15th a whole range of novelties…

IRT shows MPEG-DASH and EBU-TT-D subtitles with HbbTV 2.0

· Showcases at IFA 2015 and IBC 2015
· HbbTV 2.0 prototype combines live streaming of MPEG-DASH streams with EBU-TT-D subtitles
· Results of the EU-funded pilot project HBB4ALL

[Munich / Berlin / Amsterdam – August 31st, 2015]

Achieving the best possible picture quality on SmartTVs whilst managing the…

Public German Broadcasters publish version 1.1 of their MXF Profiles for HD productions


ARD and ZDF published version 1.1 of the ARD_ZDF_HDF Profiles for the MXF file format. The six profiles, each describing a subset of MXF, cover different video codices and formats currently used by the broadcasters. Introducing these was considered the best way for improving interoperability with…

ITU International Symposium on the Digital Switchover

17 June 2015 – "A milestone for Digital Terrestrial Television", to be held at ITU Headquarters in Geneva.

read more

IRT launches web shop for software products

Immediate delivery on payment, faster software update, Cloud services. With its new web shop, the Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik (IRT) offers its customers as of now the possibility of purchasing software products online and to have them available immediately.

In a short project duration the existing…

DVB & IRT Workshop „Beyond the Transport Stream“ at IRT, Munich.

Date: Tuesday, May 19th 2015

The Topic is DVB’s approach to the delivery of TV and on-demand services, using native IP and other technologies in addition to, or in place of traditional MPEG transport streams.

More information:

NAB Show 2015

IRT highlights MXF Analyser Professional 4.0

  • Extended profile validation
  • Performance enhancement
  • AVC-LongGOP/AAC Audio support
  • Support of floating licenses
  • Executable in Microsoft Azure

[Munich/Las Vegas – April 8, 2015]
IRT presents at NAB 2015 in its booth C8031 (Bavarian Pavilion, Central Hall) the…

Kaleidoscope 2015, Barcelona: Trust in the Information Society

The Kaleidoscope conference on December 9th – 11th is the seventh series of peer-reviewed academic conferences organized by ITU that brings together a wide range of views from universities, industry and research institutions of different fields. The aim of Kaleidoscope conferences is to identify…

SMPTE 2015 Forum: Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference

At the conference hosted by SMPTE and the FKTG on May 7th – 8th 2015 in Berlin many renowned experts of the broadcast and broadband sector will discuss the impact of the internet on traditional content creators and distributors in a convergent world. Among the speakers are the managing director of…

High resolution video streaming and developer forum for HbbTV

The global initiative HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) is enabling an increasing number of popular applications offered on living room TV sets today. Germany’s Broadcasters currently count approx. 11 million HbbTV-capable TV devices that are already connected to the Internet. The European…

HbbTV 2.0 Specification Released

Sets Foundation for Innovative TV Services in 2016 & Beyond 

GENEVA — Feb 10, 2015 — The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, today announced the release of the…

The HbbTV Association and IRT Announce the 20th HbbTV Interoperability Workshop

GENEVA — Nov 19, 2014 — The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, in association with IRT is pleased to announce the 20th HbbTV Interoperability Workshop, which is…

HbbTV Momentum Continues to Grow

New Members, Services and Countries Deploying

TV-RING 2nd Workshop @NEM Summit 2014

30 September, Brussels

Services, trends and facts that are shaping the future of Connected TV

Key players of the broadcasting sector and research entities disclosing their experience in the sector, the present situation, future opportunities and obstacles to overcome in the incoming future of TV.


HbbTV Symposium Europe

We would like to inform about the HbbTV Symposium Europe with participation of IRT, which takes place on October 8th and 9th in Paris.


Espace Landowski, 28,
Avenue André-Morizet,
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
Metro: Line 9 - Marcel Sembat

Please find further information about the…

HbbTV with second screen function

IRT presents in cooperation with T-Systems “First Connect” at IBC

After the launch of “First Connect” during IFA IRT will showcase its Second Screen
Framework for HbbTV applications to interested broadcasters and service providers
on its booth 10.F51 now at IBC. This system permits simple coupling…

IRT Annual Report 2013

Now our annual report 2013 is published.

We are delighted to be able to give you with this report an insight into the strongly changing broadcasting and media technology and to inform you about many of our national and international projects, research topics, collaborations and events of our…

Symposium of HbbTV-Association on June 18 in Singapur

HbbTV Association Announces Asian Symposium
Features Industry Leaders Discussing Latest HbbTV Developments

GENEVA — May 27, 2014 — The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top…

TVX launches FIcontent Grand Challenge

The ACM TVX is the leading international conference for presentation and discussion of research into online video and TV interaction and user experience. The conference takes place from 25th-27th June 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne in UK.

In the course of this year’s conference a special event will take…

Medientage München: IRT presents HbbTV in IPTV networks

At the Medientage München, a premier annual event on the media sector in Germany, for the first time IRT presents at its booth in cooperation with TARA Systems the use of HbbTV applications in IPTV networks.

Currently more than 50 % of the TV devices sold in Germany provide the HbbTV technology…

HbbTV at IBC 2013

Find more information about services and devices for HbbTV at IBC 2013 in the flyer of the HbbTV Association.

Europe’s IRT Broadcast Technology Institute to Use ViBE™ VS7000 OTT Platform From Thomson Video Networks For HbbTV Interoperability Tests

Thomson Video Networks today announced that it has reached an agreement with the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT), the Munich-based research and development organization responsible for important broadcast technology standards such as DAB and DVB-T, and founding member and orchestrator of the…

HbbTV Extends Logo Licensing To Consumer Devices

GENEVA — August 20, 2013 — The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, today announced that it will license the HbbTV Logo to consumer electronics manufacturers. Any…

IRT develops proof of concept for HbbTV cloud couponing of NEOTION Blue Bridge platform

IRT - Institut für Runkfunktechnik GmbH - and NEOTION - a French leading high-tech company providing innovative solutions for the global digital television market have agreed on a partnership to develop a proof of concept of a Cloud Couponing platform based on the HbbTV standard.

Last September,…

IRT at the ITS WORLD 2012, in Vienna

The global ITS community will come together from 22 to 26 October 2012 in Vienna to discuss the latest trends and policies in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The hottest topics in smart transport will be addressed in depth: this is the only congress in the world to include such a wide range…

IRT and Cube-Tec cooperate to improve MXF interoperability in file-based media operations

Bremen/Munich September 10th 2012 – In larger media organisations MXF experts still stay busy all the day to solve compatibility issues arising in the different file-based workflows. The goal of this cooperation is to provide intelligent tools to reduce the effort needed to achieve reliable…

HbbTV Test Suite Released

The HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) consortium today announced the first release of its HbbTV Test Suite. Covering a wide selection of aspects of the HbbTV 1.1.1 specification, the Test Suite will be used as part of the HbbTV Certification Program.

The HbbTV Test Suite represents more than a…

IRT starts brand logo database for multimedia display applications

With the brand logo database IRT offers in cooperation with the German public broadcasters ARD and Deutschlandradio to device manufacturers a central access to the latest logos for their display applications. The online database contains the brand logos of all involved broadcasting companies, TV,…

Institut für Rundfunktechnik at ANGA Cable 2012

HbbTV Test Harness – Enabling and simplifying HbbTV conformance testing of set-top-boxes and integrated digital television

The main attraction of the fair trade appearance at hall 10.2, booth K35 is the HbbTV Test Harness, which enables and simplifies HbbTV conformance testing of set-top-boxes…

IRT publishes the Metadata Exchange schema BMF 2.0

In perfect time for NAB 2012 the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) announces the publi-cation of the Broadcast Metadata Exchange Format (BMF) in the official version 2.0. BMF 2.0 is a manufacturer-independent format and enables a continuous exchange of metadata in the domains of radio, television…

BEST consortium presents broadcaster’s vision on future traffic and travel information services

During its first workshop on 14th March at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik in Munich, the BEST consortium (Broadcasters’ European Solution for Travel information) presented its plans and activities to implement a common public broadcast vision for future traffic and travel information (TTI)…

IRT shows BRS technology at CeBIT 2012

Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik shows the Binaural Room Synthesis (BRS) system, a sophisticated technology for spatial hearing of measured or modelled loudspeaker monitoring situations with headphones, at the CeBIT 2012. BRS permanently tracks the position of the listeners head. This way the listener…

IRT participates in three new international research projects

In fall 2011, Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) commenced its work in three new European research projects. All three projects in the area of “Networked Media Systems” are co-funded by the European Commission under Framework Programme 7. This increases the number of national and international…

HbbTV Achieves Fifty Members for IBC 2011

The HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) consortium today announced that since opening for membership in May 2011 it has now reached fifty members. HbbTV is an industry initiative that brings together broadcast and broadband TV services into one  seamless user experience. The HbbTV standard…

Metadata exchange with BMF 2.0 - flexible, usable and cost efficient

On time to the IBC 2011 the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) announces the publication of the Broadcast Metadata Exchange Format (BMF) 2.0 Beta. BMF 2.0 is a manufacturer independent format and enables a continuous exchange of metadata in the domains of radio, television and internet. This reduces…

HbbTV at ANGA Cable

Institut für Rundfunktechnik highlights with HbbTV one of the main topics at ANGA Cable, from May 3-5, 2011, in Cologne. As a leading member of the international HbbTV Consortium the renowned research and technology company IRT presents a comprehensive showcase with products, applications, and…

HbbTV Specification Approved by ETSI

The HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) consortium today announced the approval of version 1.1.1 of the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV specification by European standards agency ETSI. The approval of the specification, listed as ETSI TS 102 796, coincides with the formal establishment of the HbbTV…

IRT in mourning for Gerhard Stoll

We are sad and in deep grief of the unexpected death of Gerhard Stoll, our dear colleague who passed away in the late evening of 9th April 2010 at the age of 59 years. Our sympathy is with his family and his friends all over the world. more


IRT has premiere at the CABSAT 2010

The Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik GmbH (IRT), one of the world’s largest and most recognized competence centers for broadcast and media technology is coming to Dubai to introduce products and solutions at the CABSAT 2010 that support broadcasters needs for cross media services, production,…

Two milestones for HbbTV: interoperability workshop and specification submitted to ETSI

Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) today announced the completion of the first HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) interoperability workshop. Representatives from over twenty different companies from across the value chain including broadcasters, software providers and CE device manufacturers…

IBC 2009: Broadcast meets IT

In the frame of this year’s motto “Broadcast meets IT”, the Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik (IRT) shows selected products and solutions at the IBC 2009 that support broadcasters to upgrade their IT infrastructure according to the needs of the integrated file-based production and the delivery of…

IBC 2009: CONTENTUS: Insight into the next generation digital archive

At this year’s IBC, the research project CONTENTUS will present its first results at the EBUVillage in Hall 10, Booth 10.D21 in Amsterdam from September 10th to 15th. In the framework of CONTENTUS new technologies and concepts for multimedia-based knowledge platforms, e.g. media archives and…

IBC 2009: DTV4All - Digital Television for All

The objective of the EU project DTV4All, coordinated by Brunel University London, is digital television for all, regardless of age or disabilities. Together with program providers and device manufacturers, the use of television will be facilitated for individuals with physical, age-related or mental…

New European Initiative - “HbbTV” Aims at Harmonising Entertainment Delivery to the End Consumer through Broadcast and Broadband.

A consortium of European television industry leaders announced today the launch of “Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV” or “HbbTV”, a major new pan-European initiative aimed at harmonising the broadcast and broadband delivery of news, information and entertainment to the end consumer through TVs and…

QUALCOMM and IRT are publishing DVB-T and FLO coexistence Study

Television services based on DVB-T are already common in many parts of Europe, with more expected as countries move towards analog switch-off. In parallel, new technologies and services are being considered for deployment in the UHF bands as part of the digital dividend. Mobile TV is one of the new…

NAB2009: Validation of Content and MXF

Proof-of-concept implementation for validating content and structure of MXF files in one simple step

[Munich, April 15, 2009] The Institut für Rundfunktechnik and Tektronix have developed in close cooperation a proof-of-concept implementation for validating the content and the structure of MXF…

… and the Emmy goes to – MXF!

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry, was honored with the Tech & Engineering Emmy® for their outstanding work in development of the Material Exchange Format (MXF). The awards were presented at the International…

IRT launched DAB+

IRT has launched in its DAB-Ensemble in channel 12A (223,936 MHz) test services according to the audioformat DAB+. From now the multiplex consits of audio services using the DAB Family of Standards (DAB, DAB+ and DMB) and ancillary data services.


Open IPTV Forum welcomes IRT as new member

At its meeting at September, the Open IPTV Forum has significantly expanded its membership. IRT joins to the founding members, e.g. Ericsson, Nokia Siemens, Panasonic, Philips und Samsung, bringing to 44 the number of companies which are working together in the Forum. The pan-industry initiative was…

Press Release 06/2008 - IBC2008: Microphone Tracking System

Hear it like Beckham -

New recording technique for improved ball sound from football

matches in television.


The Institut für Rundfunktechnik will present an innovation for football television

broadcasts at the International Broadcasting Conference IBC from September 12-16,

2008, in…

General Manager Wolfgang Graf speaks at photokina about: <nobr>VIDEO at MOBILE PHONES</nobr>

MOBIL-IMAGING Meeting, 26th September ‘08, photokina Kölnmesse, Kristallsaal, 10 -16 Uhr.
(in German only)



IRT at Anga Cable 2008

At ANGA Cable in Colonia from 27th to 29th May 2008 IRT will present research and development results of the following subjects:

  • Testing Software for DVB set-top-boxes
  • HDTV quality management
  • IPTV metadata server

The IRT booth is located in hall 10.2, K20.

Broadcast Metadata exchange Format (BMF) now available in version 1.2 available

Already BMF 1.0 considered many different use cases of television production through one single standardized data model.BMF 1.2 extends the scope considerably. BMF 1.2 now also marks TV-items for internet offerings and, therefore, can be used for both media. Additional data structures for schema…

The IRT at NAB 2008

The IRT presents innovations within the scope of the research project WMP (Tools for Media Production) at NAB in Las Vegas from 14th to 17th April 2008.

The WMP project is developing a distributed system for film and broadcast work which will offer seamless exchange of data between film and…

IRT is Partner in the European Research Project P2P-Next

P2P-Next, a pan-European conglomerate of 21 industrial partners, media content providers and research institutions, will carry out a research project aiming to shape “next generation”internet TV based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology.

The P2P-Next project will run over four years, and plans to…

IRT launched Mobile WiMAX

Since December 2007 IRT operates at its location in Munich the first optically adapted Mobile WiMAX network in Germany. The pilot installation transmits the data from antennas which are located in a height of approx. 100 meter on top of the television tower of the Bavarian Broadcasting Cooperation.…

IRT collaborates in the VITALAS project

The focus of the European research project is to provide semantic tools for intelligent access to large scale contents in multimedia archives. Besides the CHORUS project and the research activities in the framework of the THESEUS program as well as in VITALAS, IRT makes available extensive…

IRT now presiding ITU-R Study Group for Broadcasting Services

The ITU Radiocommunication Assembly (RA-07) met in Geneva from 15 to 19 October 2007. Unanimously, Christoph Dosch, IRT General Manager Collaborative Research, was elected as new Chairman of Study Group 6 (Broadcasting Service).

Therefore an IRT representant presides an important international…

Frequency analysis system FRANSY: new version available

The new FRANSY version (V.2.4.0) is available as from now.

In addition to various minor improvements the users of the new FRANSY frequency analysis tool now have the ability to control the conformity of plan implementations compared with the plan data. This is not only possible under the rules of…

IRT and Scientific Atlanta intensify cooperation

IRT and Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco Company intensify their collaboration in the area of broadcast technology for the benefit of public broadcasters’ demands.

Munich/Kortrijk, September 05, 2007: The Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH (IRT) and Scientific AtlantaEurope NV, have signed a contract…

IRT and Xpertia Soluciones Integrales to integrate product solutions for Digital TV Laboratories

The companies have started collaboration to integrate IRT’s DVB Playout Server, broadly employed worldwide, into Xpertia’s LabMU (Multi-user Digital TV Laboratory) to improve the multiplexing features.

Munich/Madrid, August 31, 2007: The Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) and Xpertia Soluciones…

IBC 2007: IRT Solutions for more variety in the TV world

The IRT showcases research results and product highlights in the fields of IPTV, HDTV, Mobile TV and MXF as soon as DAB and modern network technologies at four booths during the IBC 2007 in Amsterdam, September 7 - 11, 2007. Besides the main presence in hall 10, IRT additionally supports the EBU…

The Institut für Rundfunktechnik collaborates in THESEUS research programme

For IRT, the focus is on the development of novel methods in the production process of multimedia content. In particular, comprehensive research work in the field of automatic generation of metadata will be carried out.

Berlin 19th July 2007 – The THESEUS consortium is delighted with the EU…

IRT presentation of WiMAC@home and porTiVity at IFA 2007

From 31st August to 5th September the IRT will present the collaborative research projects WiMAC@home and porTiVity at TWF (Technical-scientific Forum) of IFA 2007 in Berlin. The consortia will represent their first project results at the common booth.

"Wireless Media and Control @ Home"

IRT is official partner of the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA).

With more than 200 companies worldwide, the DLNA publishes standards and recommendations for storing and transferring interactive audiovisual content in home networks. IRT’s membership allows now the certification of new features of the m4iTV Middleware which are results of the national project…

Thomson announces collaboration with IRT in support of broad MXF interoperability

In an effort to streamline broadcast and production environments and ensure that different vendor’s systems can seamlessly work together, Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) today announced that it is working with the Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik (IRT), a globally recognized research and…

Standardised metadata exchange with BMF 1.0 in order to save you expenses

IRT's new data model Broadcast Metadata exchange Format (BMF) in the Version 1.0 is now available.

BMF provides the universal exchange of metadata in the television production and for this reason BMF will bring down costs and risks when integrating data interfaces. Interested companies can receive…

IRT demonstrates <nobr>Binaural Sky™</nobr> at the AES 2007 in Vienna

The Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) is presenting new developments and trends of audio and broadcast technologies at the AES Pro AudioExpo & Convention in Vienna, May 5 – 8, 2007,Hall Y,Booth 2742.

This year’s highlight is the demonstration of Binaural Sky™, a completely new reproduction…

Integrated workflows for film and broadcast production

The “Technologies for Media Production” project, supported by the Bavarian Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Transport, and Technology is developing a distributed system for film and broadcast work which will offer seamless exchange of data between film and television production. This will allow…

Redesign of – IRT’s new website

The IRT is now presenting itself with a new Internet appearance. The aim of the relaunch was to offer a user friendly menu guidance and to expand the information available about digital broadcast technology for affiliates, cooperation partners, specialist audience and universities.

On the home page

IRT conducts independent tests - Excellent SkyWAN® performance confirmed

Friedrichshafen/Munich, December 6, 2006 – The Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH (IRT), which is the central research and development institute advisor for public broadcasters in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, recently conducted several performance tests with SkyWAN®, one of ND SatCom’s core…