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BBC to deliver Proms with FLAC level audio

18 April 2017
BBC to deliver Proms with FLAC level audio

This years BBC Proms concerts will be delivered with Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) level audio for super high-quality sound.

FLAC is a way of condensing audio for sharing, where it can be unpackaged at the other end in a quality as good as the original recording.

The Proms, which run from 14th July to 9th September, will be broadcast for their full eight-week run in FLAC via BBC Radio 3 – a first for the UK.

BBC Radio 3 controller, Alan Davey, said: “We’ve always innovated around the Proms, and this new lossless audio stream will let our audience experience the whole season in spectacular, unprecedented quality. The Proms are the biggest event in the classical music calendar, and this year listeners will feel as if they were standing in the arena of the Royal Albert Hall.”

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