MPEG-H Audio Live Streaming in Spain
In 2021, Fraunhofer IIS did a live streaming trial using the MPEG-H Audio technology in a demonstration organized by UHD SPAIN, an initiative led by Medina Media. The production company – organizer of the 4K HDR Summit since 2015 – promotes 4K, HDR, and Next Generation Audio in Spain.
For the current trial, content from UHD SPAIN members that was originally produced in stereo, was used. Fraunhofer IIS pre-processed the content using the MPEG-H Audio production technology Dialog+ to provide dialog enhancement for better intelligibility and to enable basic personalization options. This makes it possible for the audience to interact with the content and adapt it to their own preferences within the limits set by the broadcaster in the ADM production metadata.
In addition to the UHD service, Fraunhofer IIS has enabled a second HD service using content provided by the European Broadcasting Union and France Television produced in MPEG-H Audio in order to show the entire capabilities of the technology, from immersive sound to advanced interactivity features based on audio object positioning.