Main great events
- 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:
- AVS+ strengthen group (Jianhua Zheng, Zhihua Zeng, Ronggang Wang, Yongbing Zhang, Xianguo Zhang, Xiaozhen Zheng)
- AVS2 software development group (Qin Yu, Zhichu He, Weiran Li, Yong Ling, Zhenjiang Shao, Jie Chen, Junjun Si)
- I2R-AVS group (Haiyan Shu, Rongshan Yu, Haibin Huang, Huan Zhou, Susanto Rahardja)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
MPEG-China was set up. Forum was held every two months, on
which each unit introduces his work and discuss new
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.