With its Pentonic series, MediaTek provides a platform for receiving over-the-air (OTA) broadcasts, over-the-top (OTT) services, and web streaming. Including MPEG-H Audio will enable TV manufacturers to equip their flagship products with immersive and personalized sound for broadcast and streaming applications, making the MPEG-H Audio experience ready for global markets.
MediaTek is also among the first to support the latest VVC (h.266) standard and with native support for MPEG-H Audio, the Pentonic 2000 becomes the first TV Platform adhering to Brazil’s Next Generation broadcast system, currently under specification by the Fórum Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão Digital (SBTVD Forum).
The MPEG-H Audio system is already in use as the sole audio system in the world’s first terrestrial UHD TV service using ATSC 3.0 in South Korea since May 2017. Additionally, major events around the world have been broadcast using MPEG-H over DVB in Europe and since November 2021, MPEG-H has been used in regular broadcast over ISDB-T (SBTVD TV 2.5) in Brazil. Selected as the sole mandatory audio system for Brazil’s next-generation TV 3.0 system, MPEG-H Audio content will reach more and more households in Brazil and, later on, in other countries in South America.
The new TV experience made possible through MediaTek’s adoption of the Fraunhofer IIS technology can be experienced at SET Expo in Sao Paulo, Brazil from August 23 to 26, 2022 and at IBC in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from September 9 to 12, 2022.