ITU approves global standard for ‘immersive audio’ reports that the ITU has approved new global standards for ‘immersive audio’ technology, which it claims will “lift the television experience to an entirely new level.

The new open standards are designed to deliver advanced sound for broadcasting services that will create “a listening experience that is closer to real life”.

The new file format was developed based on the existing RIFF/WAV file format to ease its application and implementation. The standards will enable 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 – according to the ITU.


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