ITU Approves Recommendation ITU-R BS.2088-0

Standards facilitate the production, exchange of advanced audio files by allowing a single file to carry audio samples as well as metadata
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GENEVA�The United Nations agency for information and communications technology, the�ITU,�has approved Recommendation ITU-R BS.2088-0, open standards aimed to deliver advanced sound for broadcasting services.�

Based on existing RIFF/WAV file formats, the new standards facilitate the production and exchange of advanced audio files by allowing a single file to carry a complete audio program containing audio samples as well as metadata for any combination of object, channel and scene-based audio, explains the organization.

The aim of all of this is immersive audio for a more life-like experience. With the technical capabilities of these standards, viewers will be able to adjust the level of immersive audio. This is made possible by �object based coding,� which allows listeners to personalize the listening experience at the point of consumption, including setting language and dialogue levels and selecting different aspects or sections of programming.

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