Institut für Rundfunktechnik
The Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH (IRT) (Institute for Broadcasting Technology Ltd.) is a research centre of German broadcasters (ARD / ZDF / DLR), Austria's broadcaster (ORF) and the Swiss public broadcaster (SRG / SSR). It is responsible for research on broadcasting technology. It was founded in 1956 and is located in Munich, Germany.
Institut für Rundfunktechnik is a founding member of the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) consortium of broadcasting and Internet industry companies that established an open European standard (called HbbTV) for hybrid set-top boxes for the reception of broadcast TV and broadband multimedia applications with a single user interface.
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