Technical Guidelines

The IRT publishes the Technical Guidelines and work group results of the public broadcasters in Germany (ARD, ZDF, Deutschlandradio), Austria (ORF) and Switzerland (SRG/SSR).

Here you can download them free of charge.
Please note that only a few Technical Guidelines are available in English.

TR 5: Transmitter Technology

TG 5/9.2 DVB-T Gapfiller: General Conditions for DVB-T Fill-In Transmitters (Draft April 2007)  DOWNLOAD

TR 8: Video Technology

Television production guidelines

HDTV  TPRF-HDTV 2016 (status of November 2016)  DOWNLOAD

SDTV  TPRF-SDTV (status of December 2006)  DOWNLOAD


MXF profiles for HD/SD program contributions MORE

Guidelines for the exchange of programme material

EBU-TT-D-Basic-DE: XML-Format for Distribution of Subtitles in the ARD Mediathek portals (Juli 2013)  DOWNLOAD

Acceptance guideline

TG HD Lenses: Technical Guidelines for HD Lenses (December 2009)  DOWNLOAD

Supplementary guidelines and recommendations

TG 8R5 ARD/ZDF/ZVEI Guideline "TOP" System for Teletext (December 1991)  DOWNLOAD