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General information

IRT publishes the technical guidelines and specifications of Germany’s public broadcasters. Some selected technical guidelines are available in English too.




Access for employees of public broadcaster
Employees of public broadcasters (ARD, ZDF, ORF, DRadio, SRG/SSR, NOB, tpc) have free access to the technical guidelines by direct login with their CN-E-Mail-address – a registration is not necessary.

Access for others
Other interested parties will receive the access after registration. Full abo for 250 EUR + VAT valid for 12 months (all technical guidelines and specifications published by IRT)

Technical guidelines (without costs)
Some selected documents are available for free. Therefore please select in the registration formular at "type of abo" the switch "nur registrieren".

Access to the technical guideline server
Here you find the directory of the technical guidelines more




Zugang Richtlinien-Server

Zugang sowie eine Übersicht über die Technischen Richtlinien erhalten Sie hier auf unserem Richtlinien-Server.

Your contact

Friedrich Gierlinger
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-391
Thomas Schierbaum
Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Head of PR
Tel. +49 (0)89 32399-204