The BBC’s quality standards are extremely high, and our work ensures they are maintained throughout every development in audio and visual technology, from high definition TV to compressed video and 3D audio.
Listening experiments to evaluate methods for rendering audio objects to standard 3D loudspeaker layouts.
Research paper published Sep 2017
Details of our trial testing our system which handles diverse video formats and resolutions submitted by audiences, making them suitable for UHD production.
Blog post on 28 Aug 2017
IP production, object-based audio, atomised media, speech to text, Virtual and Augmented Reality all on our stand at this year's show.
Blog post on 16 Aug 2017
Our standardisation work ensures your TV, radio or web services 'just work' when you turn them on. Find out about we work with industry.
Blog post on 19 Jul 2017
How R&D technology enabled this special 3D headphone mix of Doctor Who.
Blog post on 3 May 2017
The year the broadcast TV industry delivered HDR - here's how we played a key part in that.
Blog post on 31 Dec 2016
Watch our first UHD content through BBC iPlayer as we trial HDR.
Blog post on 8 Dec 2016
We're joining Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix to develop compression standards
Blog post on 14 Nov 2016
The latest on our work on HDR and Hybrid Log-Gamma
Blog post on 20 Oct 2016
We have released the first version of a highly efficient open source software HEVC video encoder
Blog post on 7 Sep 2016
High Dynamic Range increases the difference between black and white beyond the contrast range of conventional television. That means water can glisten, stars can twinkle, and sunlight can be golden,...
A novel method for evaluating the listening experience of next generation audio, capturing the character of each system as well as of the ideal target.
Research paper published Jun 2016
A hierarchical set of perceptual attributes for describing and evaluating listening experiences during sound quality assessment.
The VC-2 video codec is the subject of a number of SMPTE standards and grew out of work at BBC R&D on an open and royalty-free codec called Dirac. Development...
It's been too long since our team's last blog post about High Dynamic Range HDR, but that certainly doesn’t mean that nothing much has happened – far from it.
Blog post on 11 Feb 2016