Munich radio Institute IRT: Public pull the plug

The Institute for broadcasting technology (IRT) in Munich is about to. At a special meeting, the shareholders could not agree on a Plan for the continuation of

Munich radio Institute IRT: Public pull the plug

The Institute for broadcasting technology (IRT) in Munich is about to. At a special meeting, the shareholders could not agree on a Plan for the continuation of the Institute. The termination of all shareholder, had pronounced in December 2019. Shareholders of the IRT, the public broadcasters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. "Despite intensive efforts, it was not possible to develop a reliable economic future for the IRT," it said on Friday evening. For the employees a social plan will be developed.

Michael Hanfeld

responsible editor for the features section Online and "media".

F. A. Z.

In the wrong location, the Institute is advised, because the management has failed over the years to pay attention to what sums were taken with the Patent on the IRT developed the Mp3 audio technology since the turn of the Millennium. Only in 2015, the thing fell to.

It is a legal dispute with a patent attorney, had engaged the IRT and the Institute alleged to have enriched one followed, and with a patent law collecting society. Potentially loss of two hundred million euros, the lawyer paid for at least sixty million euros to the IRT. For the of the Patent at the time developers involved in the Institute, this meant a late windfall. The shareholders, but, above all, the ZDF, went out of the affair the end, the technology to leave the Institute, was that in all the years of the grants depends on the transmitter,.

Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 16:20

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