ITU approves standards for advanced audio broadcasting technology: Open
standards for immersive sound will transform listening experience
Geneva, 19 October 2015 – ITU membership unanimously approved open
standards, Recommendation ITU-R BT.2088-0,
(http://www.itu.int/rec/R-REC-BS.2088/en) aimed at delivering advanced sound
for broadcasting services that will create a listening experience that is
closer to real life.
The new global standards will facilitate the production and exchange of
advanced audio files by allowing a single file to carry a complete audio
programme containing audio samples as well as metadata for any combination
of object, channel and scene-based audio. The new file format was developed
based on the existing and widely used RIFF/WAV file format in order to
facilitate its application and implementation.
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