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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

Geschäftsführung
Dr.-Ing. Klaus Illgner-Fehns

Sekretariat
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-227
Verwaltungsleitung
Bernhard Kaess
Verwaltungsleiter
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-218
Geschäftsfeld AV- u. Produktionssysteme
Susanne Rath
Geschäftsfeldleiterin
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-416
Geschäftsfeld Mediendienste u. Plattformen
Dr. Rainer Schäfer
Geschäftsfeldleiter
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-246
Geschäftsfeld Netztechnologien
Jochen Mezger
Geschäftsfeldleiter
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-330
Geschäftsfeld Forschungskooperationen
Ralf Neudel
Geschäftfeldleiter
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-340
Geschäftsfeld Auftragsforschung
Stefan Schneiders
Geschäftsfeldleiter
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-461
Referat Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Thomas Schierbaum
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-374