It has been designed from scratch to offer an enhanced sound experience for new media services such as UHDTV, 4K video streaming or Virtual Reality.
The MPEG-H TV Audio System Trademark Program ensures that certified devices supporting the system interoperate correctly and deliver a consistent and high-quality audio experience. The program is designed to initially cover consumer end-user products for TV broadcast, for example TV sets, soundbars or set-top boxes.
To indicate to consumers that products implementing the MPEG-H TV Audio System will interoperate correctly, Fraunhofer operates the MPEG-H TV Audio System trademark program. The program is optional and administered without charge by Fraunhofer.
MPEG-H is a new audio technology providing more realism through sound from above as well as around the listener. Audio objects in the system allow consumers to automatically hear content in their preferred language when available and to adjust dialogue or commentary to their preferred level. Users may select different mixes prepared by the broadcaster, such as home or away team commentary, or even make their own mix of the audio elements.