National Engineering Laboratory for Video Technology (NELVT) was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China in February 2009 and passed the acceptance in 2013. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Education, the laboratory is operated based on Peking University, and cooperating for research development and integrated application with partners including Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., National Radio and Television Administration, and the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


The laboratory is the leading unit for the Audio Video Coding Standard (AVS). In 2002, the AVS working group was established, with hundreds partners from academia and industry, the AVS with independent national intellectual property rights was established and became an IEEE international standard. In March 2014, AVS is selected as the only requirement for digital TV terminals. By the end of 2015, 14 HD channels of CCTV and more than two-thirds of provincial satellite TVs nationwide have adopted AVS+ for broadcasting. AVS not only saved tens of billions of patent fees for China, but also effectively promoted the digital video of China from “big to strong” and became a major example of the successful implementation of China's intellect...