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Mission

3D audio technology for virtual reality, ultra-high definition video transmission via IP networks, Internet content on TV screens: we are pioneers with regard to innovative and practical solutions for increased quality with regard to audiovisual media – quality that benefits the users at the end of the day.

With 60 years of experience, our institute is an internationally renowned research and competence centre for broadcast and media technology. We research, observe and develop new technologies in the digital audiovisual media, always with the goal to strategically adjust the broadcast idea to new market environments and requirements.

Almost 140 employees work at the Munich site in close collaboration with our affiliates, the industry and research partners, seeking innovative solutions in the following subject areas: new AV formats, cross-media production technology, metadata, cloud production, hybrid radio and TV, smart data, multi-platform, security, all-IP/IT, IP distribution, 5G and frequencies and network planning.  

Our affiliates are the broadcasting companies ARD, ZDF, Deutschlandradio, ORF and SRG/SSR. In addition, we work with a wide range of clients from the broadcast, media and industry sectors. Cooperations with international research partners provide us with access to global trends and developments. We also promote the training of young potentials in cooperation with universities.

Your Contact

Executive Management
Michael Hagemeyer

Administrative Assistant
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-227
maria.fritz @ irt.de
Administration Management
Bernhard Kaess
Administrative Director
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-218
kaess @ irt.de
Business Area AV and Production Systems
Susanne Rath
General Manager
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-416
Business Area Media Services and Platforms
Dr Rainer Schäfer
General Manager
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-246
Business Area Network Technologies
Jochen Mezger
General Manager
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-330
Business Area Collaborative Research
Ralf Neudel
General Manager
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-340
Business Area Marketing and Sales
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-300
Public Relations
Thomas Schierbaum
Head of PR
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-374