The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits has licensed its MPEG-H Audio patents to Samsung, enabling the electronics company to manufacture products that feature MPEG-H Audio.
The MPEG-H Audio system is specified in TV broadcast standards such as ATSC 3.0 and DVB as well as in the mobile broadband standard 3GPP.
In Europe, many broadcasters and streaming services have already successfully tested MPEG-H Audio during major sports and music events.
The immersive music streaming ecosystem 360 Reality Audio is also based on MPEG-H Audio.
According to Fraunhofer, the agreement will help accelerate the adoption and usage of MPEG-H 3D Audio in mobile, broadband, and broadcast markets based on the ATSC 3.0, DVB or ISDB standards as well as internet delivery.
“We are very proud to work with Samsung, one of the leading CE manufacturers worldwide, to bring the benefits of MPEG-H Audio to market,” said Stefan Geyersberger, head of Patents and Licensing at Fraunhofer IIS. “MPEG-H Audio defines a new dimension in the end-user experience by enabling immersive and interactive audio services.”