Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 
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