The US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded an Emmy for outstanding achievement in engineering to the expert group responsible for “High Efficiency Video Coding”, the video compression standard that has emerged as the primary coding format for Ultra-High Definition (UHD) TV.

The Emmy honours the achievements of the ISO/IEC Moving Pictures Expert Group of ISO/IEC JTC1 subcommittee 29 and the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding, a team of experts representing the ITU Video Coding Experts Group of ITU-T Study Group 16.
The award is the second Primetime Emmy to recognize the prestige of the video coding work driven in collaboration by IEC, ISO and ITU.

ISO provides the technical foundations

ITU, ISO and IEC provide the technical foundations of the extraordinary innovation that we see in video,” said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. “I am pleased to join the US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in celebrating the experts at the heart of this longstanding collaboration in international standardization.

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