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What image and sound format are the concerts broadcast in?

Since the 2017/18 season, we have been offering our archive concerts in 4K UHD. Currently, this quality is supported on the following devices: concerts in 4K UHD.

In 2021, the Digital Concert Hall became the world’s first streaming service to combine an ultra-high definition (UHD) video signal with a lossless transmitted audio signal in authentic studio quality. Initially, Hi-Res Audio (lossless audio) is only being offered for archive concerts; in the future it will also be available for live concerts from the Philharmonie Berlin. Since 2022, selected archive concerts have also been available in Immersive Audio (Dolby Atmos). Find out more here.

In principle, we broadcast Digital Concert Hall concerts using a procedure that automatically adapts to the available bandwidth of your internet connection.

Technical details on the Digital Concert Hall broadcast format:

Audio Standard Stereo 48 kHz · 320 kbit/s · AAC
Audio Hi-Res Stereo 48 kHz / 96 kHz 24-bit · 1.400 kbit/s  / 2.800 kbit/s · FLAC 
Audio Immersive Audio Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 · 1.024 kbit/s · E-AC-3 JOC (Dolby Digital Plus)
Video HD 1920*1080, colour space BT.709 in h.264/h.265 with up to 4.500 kbit/s
Video UHD 3840*2160, colour space BT.2020 in HDR/HLG h.265 with up to 17.500 kbit/s