MPEG-H Trademark Program
MPEG-H Trademark Program

The MPEG-H TV Audio System: Next-Generation Technology Providing Immersive and Interactive Sound.

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 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.

Immersive and personalized audio

Hear your home teamâ„¢: The MPEG-H TV Audio System delivers enveloping immersive sound and allows consumers to choose between different audio presets or to adjust the dialogue volume.

Universal Delivery

Regardless of the device, the MPEG-H TV Audio System delivers the best sound experience possible - in the home theatre as well as on smartphones, tablets and Virtual Reality devices.

A single technology for all applications

The MPEG-H TV Audio System is designed to work in streaming systems as well as in existing and future broadcast systems from contribution to emission.

Next-generation open audio standard

The system is based on the MPEG-H 3D Audio standard from MPEG, the international standards group responsible for many globally dominant media standards such as MP3, AAC, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265. The system is now included in the ATSC, DVB, and TTA (Korean TV) TV standards. It is the audio codec selected for ATSC 3.0 broadcasting in Korea and is the first next-generation audio system used on-the-air since broadcasts began in Korea on May 31, 2017

Ease of use

The MPEG-H TV Audio System is designed to work with today's streaming and broadcast equipment. Immersive sound can be played back over loudspeakers, headphones, Virtual Reality devices, or MPEG-H equipped soundbars.

For more information, please visit www.iis.fraunhofer.de/tvaudio