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.

Around 100 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

+49 089 32399-227
maria.fritz@irt.de
AV-Technologies

Sebastian Goossens
Bereichsleiter
Division Manager

+49 89 32399-358
sebastian.goossens@irt.de
KI, Universities & Standards

Dr. Rainer Schäfer
Bereichsleiter
Division Manager

+49 89 32399-246
rainer.schaefer@irt.de
Future Networks

Markus Berg
Bereichsleiter
Division Manager

+49 89 32399-279
markus.berg@irt.de
Metadata & Accessibility

Susanne Rath
Bereichsleiterin
Division Manager

+49 89 32399-416
susanne.rath@irt.de
Media Services & Platforms

Ralf Neudel
Bereichsleiter
Division Manager

+49 89 32399-340
ralf.neudel@irt.de
Public Relations

Thomas Schierbaum
Head of PR

+49 89 32399-374
presse@irt.de