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LG Electronics Licenses MPEG-H Audio From Fraunhofer

ERLANGEN, Germany—LG Electronics has licensed MPEG-H Audio from Fraunhofer IIS, allowing the consumer electronics company to manufacturer products with the audio codec, Fraunhofer announced today.

MPEG-H Audio, developed largely by Fraunhofer IIS, is specified as one of the audio systems that is part of ATSC 3.0. It has been on air in South Korea since May 2017 when the nation rolled out the Next Gen TV standard.

MPEG-H Audio also is specified as part of the DVB standard. In Europe, where many countries use DVB, MPEG-H has been tested successfully as part of the digital television system.

Among MPEG-H Audio’s features are immersive audio support as well as audio personalization.

More information is available on the Fraunhofer IIS website.

Phil Kurz is a contributing editor to TV Tech. He has written about TV and video technology for more than 30 years and served as editor of three leading industry magazines. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.