Ateme has integrated next-generation audio into its Kyrion encoders.
The company has integrated Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H Audio into the technology to help broadcasters provide immersive sound that can be personalised via existing ISDB-T and DVB broadcast networks.
“Integrating MPEG-H Audio into Ateme’s Kyrion encoders is a great step forward for widespread MPEG-H Audio delivery,” said Adrian Murtaza, senior manager, technology and standards at Fraunhofer IIS. “This is a major addition to Ateme’s solutions, which already support MPEG-H Audio and VVC video in TITAN transcoders, currently used by Globo and the SBTVD Forum for the first tests of TV 3.0 in Brazil.”
Kyrion’s low-latency video encoding capabilities enable a broad range of applications, mainly for sports events, news coverage, and entertainment, said Ateme. At the same time, the encoder complements Ateme’s TITAN transcoders used for broadcast and streaming applications via DASH and HLS protocols.
“Viewers are increasingly demanding high-quality, personal experiences,” said Julien Mandel, solution marketing senior director at Ateme. “This is true not only for images, but also for sound. Fraunhofer’s technology meets this demand, and we are thrilled to have joined forces with them to enable personalised and immersive sound for viewers in Brazil and all over the world.”