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  • June 20-22, 2013
    on the 45th AVS member meeting, Digital Media Content Description Technological subgroup was established, with the aim to create standards for digital media content description including identification, classification and core metadata, visual and auditory objects description and etc.
  • June, 2013
    AVS video was officially published as an IEEE standard. The specification can be purchased here.
  • March 21, 2013
    AVS+ application and industrialization promotion sponsored by SARFT and MIIT was held in CIEC.
  • March 18, 2013
    AVS-based 3D programs sent from the satellite were experimentally broadcasted.
  • March 16, 2013
    four technical experts groups received the 2012 AVS Awards, they are:
    1. AVS+ strengthen group (Jianhua Zheng, Zhihua Zeng, Ronggang Wang, Yongbing Zhang, Xianguo Zhang, Xiaozhen Zheng)
    2. AVS2 software development group (Qin Yu, Zhichu He, Weiran Li, Yong Ling, Zhenjiang Shao, Jie Chen, Junjun Si)
    3. I2R-AVS group (Haiyan Shu, Rongshan Yu, Haibin Huang, Huan Zhou, Susanto Rahardja)
    4. AVS1 English version draft group (Siwei Ma, Haiyan Shu, Luntian Mou, Weibei Dou, Xiaochen Wang, Fan Liang)
  • January 18, 2013
    VS won the second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award.


  • Dec. 31, 2012
    AVS P1-System (GB/T 20090.1-2012), P4-Conformance test (GB/T 20090.4-2012), P5-reference software (GB/T 20090.5-2012) were approved as China national standards and would be officially implemented on June 01, 2013. The information was from the 41st Chinese National Standards Bulletin of 2012.
  • Nov. 22, 2012
    the ballot on IEEE P1857-AVS video was closed and received no negative votes, so the standard draft would be submitted to RevCom. Final approval of an IEEE standard is achieved by submitting the document and supporting material to the IEEE-SA Standards Board Standards Review Committee (RevCom), which issues a recommendation to the IEEE-SA Standards Board.
  • July 10, 2012
    the advanced coding of video and audio for broadcasting-P1: video (also called AVS+) was adopted as industrial standard with the standard number GY/T 257.1-2012 by SARFT, the standard was implemented as of the date when the standard was approved.
  • March 17, 2013
    the 2011 AVS Awards were won by Xianguo Zhan(from PKU), the AVS1-P10 audio coding standard development group and the Video conformance test group.
  • March 16, 2012
    the AVS Industrialization Promotion Group was jointly established by SARF and MIIT to drive the AVS application in HDTV and 3DTV.


  • June 16, 2011
    six national Digital Terrestrial Television receiving terminals standards including General specification for digital terrestrial television receiver and General specification for digital terrestrial set-top box was promulgated and were to implement on Nov. 01, 2011. In General specification for digital terrestrial television receiver and General specification for digital terrestrial set-top box, it stipulated that since the implementation date, the terrestrial television receiving terminals shall support AVS (GB/T 20090.2-2006) or MPEG-2 (GB/T 17975.2). After Nov. 01, 2012, the terminals shall support AVS.
  • April 01, 2011
    the 2010 AVS Awards were won by XAVS development group (Fujiang Li, Lixia Wei, Lei Wang, Honglei Cong, Wenfang Fu, Chao Zeng, Jianwen Chen), PKU AVS 3D development group (Ronggang Wang, Shengfu Dong, Zhenyu Wang, Jianping Chen, Zhebin Zhang) and Lossless audio coding technical group (Haiyan Shu, Xinhui Yang, Tianshu Qu, Rongshan Yu, Haibin Huang, Tao Zhang, Weibei Dou) .
  • February 2011
    Hunan Zhuzhou sound wireless digital TV Network Co. Ltd called for bids for AVS products for 70 programs and replaced all the MPEG 2 set-top boxes with AVS.
  • February 2011
    Hunan CATV call for bids for 44 channels of AVS transcoders, 20 channels of encoders. 
  • January 2011
    AVS were applied abroad. Yunnan wireless digital TV culture media Co., Ltd. called for bids for 66 AVS encoder and trancoders to be used in three Laos regions namely Shawan, Pakse and Lang Cunny.


  • Dec. 05, 2010
    AVS HD real time 3D video encoders developed by PKU passed the technological achievement appraisal by the Ministry of Education.
  • July 2010
    the first AVS 3D TV Coding system was successfully developed by national engineering laboratory for video technology (NELVT).
  • April 2010
    Mr. Qi LIU (Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of municipal Party committee of Beijing) and Mr. Jinlong GUO (The mayor of Beijing City) visited the national engineering laboratory for video technology (NELVT) and watched the AVS HDTV and AVS 3DTV broadcasting system.
  • March 27, 2010
    the 2009 AVS Awards were won by reference software maintenance group (Xiaozhen Zheng, Li Zhang, Xunan Mao and Jin Song), Mobile profile promotion group (Libo Yang, Xunan Mao) and Ge Gao.
  • March 2010
    the first AVS HD real time transcoder with professional chips was developed by NELVT Guangzhou R&D Center, which meant the AVS was ready for the large-scale market requirement by radio and television operators.


  • December 17-19, 2009
    The 31th AVS Meeting was held in Holiday Inn Beijing Deshengmen, 133 delegates representing 20 AVS members attended the meeting. The meeting received 20 proposals and produced 21 numbered documents after three days of meeting.
  • September 17-19, 2009
    The 30th AVS Meeting was held in Wuxi city, and the Forum of China Perception and the workshop on the cooperation & development of AVS Industry took place at the same time. By means of topic speeches, interactive exchanges, products exhibitions, it is expected to attract more companies and institutes in the work of AVS standards producing and industrial promotion and playing a role in expediting the steady progress of Chinese A/V industry.
  • June 18-20, 2009
    The 29th AVS Meeting was held in Mianyang, Sichuan province by Changhong Group. Besides checking the received proposals, the meeting has discussed the requirement on High-definition video coding technology of backward compatibility, 3DTV application technology and the performance test of AVS-P2 Video in Mobile application. Since the mobile (yingdong) profile of AVS-P2 has been able to be used in Mobile Multimedia, the comprehensive performance test shall be conducted after this meeting.
  • June 2009
    Chinese National Development and Reform Committee issued a circular to list AVS as the specially supported standard. The circular pointed out that in DTV Application Specific Integrated Circuit, the preferential assistance will be given to the performance-optimized, low-cost and low power consumption codec chips in Digital terrestrial television channel, and AVS DTV hi-definition codecs and Source-channel integration codec chips. And in the field of testing instruments and other related, AVS-based products is also listed to be specially aided.
  • June 03, 2009
    The Guangzhou R&D center of National Engineering Laboratory of Digital video coding technology is cooperatively established by Guangzhou municipal governmental department and Peking University. It signifies that the R&D of digital video coding and decoding technology with the core of AVS has integrated with the contemporary industrial system, and accelerated its application steps by making full use of the market and niche superiority of Guangzhou and Pearl River Delta.
  • March 26-28, 2009
    The 28th AVS meeting takes place. AVS has been seven years old. It has completed the draft work of AVS-S for video surveillance and launched the work for the second generation of AVS (short as AVS2). AVS has made a new record in this field and it will still as it has always done go with internationalization strategy.
  • February 26, 2009
    National Engineering Laboratory of Digital video coding technology is approved to be set up by National Development and Reform Committee.


  • December 11-13, 2008
    The 27th AVS Meeting was held in Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 173 delegates representing 65 AVS members attended the meeting. The meeting received 41 proposal and outputted 41 document after three days of meeting (4.5 days for video group).
  • September 25-27, 2008
    The 26th AVS Meeting was held in Tianjin University who warmly hosted 146 representatives from 57 member bodies. The meeting received a total of 54 proposals (M2427~M2481) and produced 30 output documents (N1531 ~ N1560). The video subgroup moved in the phase of FCD for AVS1-P2 Jizhun (JZ) profile and Jiaqiang (JQ) profile. System subgroup released a letter to collect AVS-S system proposals. Audio subgroup revised and promoted AVS1-P3 specification and planned to work the FCD version of AVS1-P10-Mobile Audio in December 2008. IPR panel meeting completed the AVS IPR Guide, and expected to complete the bilingual version in Chinese and English and scheduled to report on AVS plenary session in December 2008 for approval.
  • June 19-21, 2008
    The 25th AVS Meeting and the 2nd MPEG-CHINA Meeting were held in Xiamen, Fujian Province. The meeting received a total of 57 proposals (M2364-M2420) and produced 28 output documents (N1503-N1530). At this meeting, AVS reported the current work plan and progress of each part of AVS standards and the work on Security Monitoring. AVS president, Prof. GAO Wen presided over the Second MPEG-CHINA meeting.
  • March 27-29, 2008
    The 24th AVS Meeting was held in Lijiang, Yunnan Province of China. At this Conference, the annual AVS awards were announced to be presented to the experts who had made great contributions to AVS in the last Year 2007. The meeting adjusted and re-appointed several chairs or co-chairs. AVS president encouraged AVS members more actively to participate in AVS standard formulation and promotion. This conference received 82 proposals (M2273-M2354) and outputted 80 documents.


  • December 26, 2007
    AVS video coding technologies won the Major Technological Invention Award 2007 set by Ministry of Information Industry, which was designed to encourage technological innovation, strengthen intellectual property protection, improve competitiveness, and therefore sustain healthy development of China’s information industry.
  • December 19, 2007
    AVS was awarded the first prize of “2007 Contribution Award on China Standard Innovation” cooperatively set up by the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and the National Standardization Management Committee, which is aimed to fully inspiring enthusiasm and creativity in the field of standardization.
  • December 4-8, 2007
    The 23rd AVS Meeting was held in Shanghai. At this conference, a total of 92 proposals were received and resulted 24 output documents.
  • December 2, 2007
    AVS standard research and development was awarded the “Chinese Information Technology Projects Achievement Award” supposed to be set by the media group, the COMPUTER WORLD. The award was established to recognize the information projects that greatly benefited the state and the society as whole in 2007.
  • October 9, 2007
    China Netcom conducted in Dalian AVS-IPTV commercial spot test results show and operational demonstration. The test showed that AVS is on the same level with international advanced technology, and qualified to be commercially used on large scale.
  • September 12, 2007
    Terrestrial television broadcasting system in Hangzhou officially went into operation. It is the first ground network in China based on two GBs, namely, DMB-TH and AVS, and can support the automotive, portable, set-top boxes and other types of ends including mobile terminals and fixed receivers. It is another major industrial breakthrough of AVS after its application in IPTV.
  • June 2007, 12-16
    The 21st AVS Meeting was held in Harbin. The conference collected a total of 64 proposals and accepted 22 of them. The plenary session decided to spare no efforts to take part in MPEG ad hoc workgroup and speed up the norm-setting work on AVS-S.
  • May 7-11, 2007
    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) IPTV FG Fourth Meeting was held in Slovenia. This meeting clearly announced to select AVS video coding standard, MPEG-2, H.264 and VC-1 as the international standards optional to IPTV with no priorities.
  • March 18, 2007
    The first circular, The AVS Fifth Anniversary, Industrialization Fruit Show and Investment Summit will be held at Fragrant Hill Hotel, Beijing, China.
  • March 18, 2007
    AVS WORLD 2007-the Fifth AVS Anniversary, Industrialization Fruit Show and Investment Summit grandly took place at Fragrant Hill Hotel in Beijing. We reviewed AVS development in the past five years, summarized the experience in keeping coordinated development between AVS technology, patent, standard, product, and application, showed industrialization and application fruits, and mapped a blueprint for AVS industrialization in the future.
  • March 2007 13-17
    The 20th AVS Meeting was held in Fragrant Hill Hotel, Beijing. The meeting received 18 of the collected 51 proposals. Along with this conference, the annual award ceremony, AVS AWARD 2006 took place.
  • February 27, 2007
    At the National Science and Technology Awards Ceremony initiated by The CPC Central Committee of State Council, the project “高效数字视频编解码技术及其在国际标准与国家标准中的应用” (high-performance digital video codec technology and its application in national and international standards) led by the President of AVS Workgroup, Professor GAO Wen, won the Second Prize of National Technological Innovation.


  • Dec 7-9, 2006
    The 19st AVS Meeting was held in Zhuhai, Guangdong province. At this meeting, AVS P1-System and P6-DRM completed final commission draft (FCD). IPR subgroup analyzed all of the related patent report.
  • December, 2006
    AVS set-top boxes entered homes in Dalian.
  • November, 2006
    China Netcom announced in a high-profile to make it one of their work priorities in technological innovation to push forward AVS standard.
  • November, 2006
    AVS standard for the first time worked successfully in commercial end-to-end IPTV system, which strengthened the determination of enterprises from in and out China to actively participate in the development of AVS-based products.
  • Sep. 21-23, 2006
    At AVS 18th Workgroup Meeting held in Beijing, 52 proposals were collected, and 22 documents were outputted. The Advisory Guidelines for Patent Pool License of AVS Standards and the Advisory Guidelines for the Management of AVS Patent Pool were agreed and officially released at the plenary meeting.
  • September, 2006
    The President of AVS workgroup, Professor GAO Wen received the notification from ITU (ITU) Standardization Bureau that AVS was officially becomes ITU’S Liaison Organization. The fact that AVS was officially selected by ITU-T opened the window of AVS internationalization.
  • September, 2006
    China Netcom officially announced to start AVS-IPTV commercial pilot.
  • June 7-9, 2006
    The 17st AVS Meeting was held in Huangshan, Anhui Province. At this meeting, 44 proposals were received and outputted 18 documents. Two of the meeting resolutions were resulted, one is to establish FG-IPTV with the tasks to participate in the work of ITU-T IPTV and get AVS selected by IUT-T IPTV, the other is to set up MPEG-C contribute workgroup with the mission to organize AVS members to make proposals to PMEG-C and get AVS received by MPEG-C.
  • March 1, 2006
    AVS Standard P2-Video officially came into effect. As audio and video source coding standard, AVS characteristics of basis independence made it a remarkable milestone in pushing Chinese AV industry from great to strong. AVS with the other two international optional audio and video coding standards form the top three AVS coding standards. Leaders of the state and several ministries sent to AVS congratulatory letters and inscription to express their praise and encourage AVS Workgroup to make continuing efforts to achieve more successes.
  • March, 2006
    AE 100S AVS encoder was officially released by United Source Coding Center (Beijing) Co., Ltd. It is the first encoding product based on AVS. Since then, the users could enjoy more consumer-friendly AVS products and services.
  • February, 2006
    The National Standardization Management Committee officially promulgated the "Information Technology Advanced Audio and Video Coding Part 2: Video" (National Standard No. GB / T 20090.2-2006, referred to as AVS standard).
  • January 6, 2006
    The Ministry of Information Industry, People’s Republic of China approved the AVS P2 Video also called Information Technology Advanced Audio and Video Coding Part 2: Video.


  • Dec 8-10, 2005
    The 15st AVS Meeting was held in Qingdao.
  • June 9-11, 2005
    The 13st AVS Meeting was held in Beijing.Mar 9-11, 2005
    The 12st AVS Meeting was held in Chengdu.


  • Dec 10-12, 2004
    The 11th AVS Meeting was held in Beijing.
  • Sep 10-12, 2004
    The 10th AVS Meeting was held in Suzhou.
  • June 18-20, 2004
    The 9th AVS Meeting was held at Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.
  • March 30-31, 2004
    The 8th AVS Meeting was held at Ming Wah International Convention Centre in Shenzhen.


  • Dec 20, 2003
    The China AV Industry Forum’2003 was held at Greatwall Hotel in Beijing.
  • Dec 18-19, 2003
    The 7th AVS Meeting was held at Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.
  • Oct 8-10, 2003
    The 6th AVS Meeting was held in Hangzhou.
  • Sept 22, 2003
    Audio group held a work draft meeting in Beijing.
  • Aug 1, 2003:
    The “First Audio Video Technology and Standard Industry Forum for Shenzhen” was held in Shenzhen
  • July 30, 2003:
    “The First Audio Video Technology and Standard Industry Forum (AVS Forum’2003)” was held at the Tianhong Plaza Hotel
  • July 27-29, 2003:
    The AVS Meeting was held at Beihang University
  • July 12, 2003
    Entrusted by Science and Technology Department of MII (Ministry of Information Industry), Department of High and New Technology and Industrialization of Ministry of Science and Technology and CAS Bureau of High-tech Research and Development, CAE the Division of Information and electronic engineering presided the AVS assessing meeting.
  • July 2, 2003
    National Center of Test and Metrology for Radio and Television of the SARFT (State Administration of Radio Film and Television) tested the AVS system, set the MPEG-2 system as the reference frame
  • June 2003
    On the JVT meeting at Geneva, CAS Institute of Computing Technology was ascertained to be responsible for the maintenance and testing of video coding software.
  • Mar 27-28, 2003
    the 4th AVS Meeting was held in Wuhan


  • Dec 9, 2002
    Department of Science and Technology of MII (Ministry of Information Industry) issued the notice of Setting up “Audio Video Coding Standard Working Group” and assigned the task of the group.
  • Dec 19-20, 2002
    The 3rd AVS Meeting was held in Tsinghua Unisplendour International Exchange Center Hotel in Beijing
  • Oct 21-25, 2002
    The 62nd MPEG Meeting and the 28th JPEG meeting hosted by China were held at Pudong in Shanghai
  • Aug 23-24, 2002
    The 1st AVS Meeting was held in Beijing. During the meeting, decision was made that AVS and MPEG-China were united, and both names which would be used in domestic and international were kept. Website of AVS opened to the members formally.
  • June 21, 2002
    “Audio Video Coding Standard Workgroup” was set up in Beijing.
  • June 11, 2002
    Science and Technology Department of MII released a bulletin about setting up “Audio Video Coding Standard Workgroup” on China Electronics News
  • May 25, 2002
    Preparatory AVS Meeting was held at Institute of Computing Technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • April 30, 2002
    In the application guide to the second task of 863 Program, Processing Technology and Application Platform for Digital Media was set up as the key project of Info-Tech Software and Hardware System.
  • March 18-20, 2002
    The 178th Xiangshan Science Conference was held in Beijing, its title was “Broad-band Network and Security Stream Media Technology”
  • March 2002
    In the 7th JVT meeting, AVS workgroup proposed a National Comments (JVT-G035) to ask JVT holding current RFB regulation. Meanwhile, with 24 international enterprises and 7 representative enterprise including (Amoisonic, Changhong, Datang, Hair, Huawei, Lenovo, SVA), AVS workgroup proposed a proposal of Support for JVT Royalty Free Baseline

Before 2002

  • May 2001
    Chinese R&D units started to track and participate in the establishment of JVT standard. ICT of CAS, Tsinghua University and Microsoft Research Asia etc. were invited.
  • July 2000
    The 53rd MPEG meeting was held successfully in Beijing.
  • July 1999
    With the imbursement of 863-306, a delegation of 7 members was sent to the 48th MPEG meeting. We submitted 4 proposals before the meeting and 2 proposals were preached. It was our first time to propose to MPEG.
  • 1998
    MPEG-China was set up. Forum was held every two months, on which each unit introduces his work and discuss new proposals.
  • 1996
    With the imbursement of Multi-media Branch of National Committee for Information Technology Standardization and 863 Program Intelligent Computing System, Chinese researchers start to track the international standard and technology. Prof. Gao Wen was assigned as the HoD.

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