Enhancing Broadcast Audio: Ateme’s KYRION DR5000 now Supports MPEG-H Audio

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In the fast-evolving landscape of broadcast technology, staying ahead of the curve is paramount. Ateme continues to push boundaries with its latest integration: Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H Audio into the KYRION DR5000 decoder. This development promises to revolutionize sound experiences for broadcasters, particularly in the burgeoning TV 2.5 broadcast ecosystem in Brazil.

MPEG-H Audio: Elevating Soundscapes

Fraunhofer IIS, renowned for its development of the MPEG-H Audio system, collaborates with Ateme to offer broadcasters personalized and immersive sound experiences. The integration of MPEG-H Audio into Ateme’s KYRION encoders last year marked a significant milestone. Broadcasters can now deliver personalized and immersive sound via existing ISDB-T and DVB networks, expanding accessibility to sophisticated audio systems.

Boosting TV 2.5 in Brazil

Brazil’s television landscape is undergoing a transformative shift with the emergence of TV 2.5, a critical intermediate standard paving the way for the next generation TV 3.0 broadcast system. The KYRION DR5000, a professional Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD), perfectly complements this transition. With support for MPEG-H Audio, broadcasters in Brazil can leverage the DR5000 for monitoring purposes, enhancing the quality and immersive nature of their broadcasts.

A Seamless Integration: Ateme and Fraunhofer IIS Join Forces

Globo, Latin America’s largest media group, has already harnessed the power of Ateme’s KYRION encoders to broadcast prestigious events with MPEG-H Audio. This integration underscores the commitment of Ateme and Fraunhofer to deliver cutting-edge solutions that cater to the evolving needs of broadcasters.

The Power of Collaboration

Adrian Murtaza, Senior Manager Technologies and Standards at Fraunhofer IIS, highlights the significance of integrating MPEG-H Audio into Ateme’s KYRION solutions, marking a significant milestone in widespread MPEG-H Audio delivery. Julien Mandel, Solution Marketing Senior Director at Ateme, echoes this sentiment, emphasizing the growing demand for high-quality, personalized audio experiences.

Synergy Between Encoder and Decoder

The integration of MPEG-H Audio into Ateme’s KYRION decoder complements the capabilities of the KYRION encoder. Together, these solutions offer broadcasters a comprehensive toolkit to deliver unparalleled audiovisual experiences to their audiences. With support for various audio formats, including mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1, and immersive configurations such as 5.1.2, 5.1.4, and 7.1.4, the DR5000 emerges as a versatile solution for monitoring Next Generation Audio (NGA) content across diverse applications.

Conclusion: Pioneering the Future of Broadcast Audio

Ateme’s TITAN encoders already pioneered live tests of Brazil’s TV 3.0 standard during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, with more and more broadcasters already adopting MPEG-H Audio, the country is now entering the era of TV 2.5, which is a preliminary step to the ultimate goal of reaching TV 3.0. The integration of MPEG-H Audio into Ateme’s KYRION decoders marks a significant step forward in this direction. By offering immersive, personalized sound experiences, Ateme and Fraunhofer empower broadcasters to captivate audiences in Brazil and beyond. This collaboration underscores the industry’s commitment to innovation, setting the stage for a new era of broadcast audio excellence.

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