Digital Concert Hall introduces lossless audio quality standard

03 Jun 2021

With the introduction of Hi-Res Audio, the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall sets another milestone in its technological development. As the world’s first streaming service, the platform now combines an ultra-high definition video signal (UHD) with a lossless transmitted audio signal in studio quality. “From the very beginning, our ambition for the Digital Concert Hall was to offer our global audience a digital concert experience that is as authentic and immediate as possible by delivering the highest picture and sound quality”, says Olaf Maninger, Principal Cellist, Media Board and Managing director of Berlin Phil Media. “So I’m delighted that we’ve taken another significant step towards this ideal with the launch of Hi-Res Audio, becoming the first video streaming platform to stream classical music in lossless studio quality.”

Supported by its streaming partner Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker can now be accessed from the Digital Concert Hall archive in an audio quality far superior to that of a CD at no extra cost to users. At a later date, Hi-Res Audio will also be available for the live broadcasts from the Philharmonie. Hi-Res Audio is already available in the Digital Concert Hall mobile apps and for Apple TV, and will soon be available for other TVs and the website. All information about Hi-Res Audio and the download of the Digital Concert Hall mobile apps can be found here: news.digitalconcerthall.com/hires.