India's Leading Cable Operator Hathway to Use Dolby Digital Plus for HD Set-Top Boxes
New Delhi, September 27, 2013-Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) announced today that Hathway Cable & Datacom Ltd (NSE:HATHWAY,BSE:533162) India's leading MSO, has selected Dolby® Digital Plus™ as the audio codec for its HD set-top boxes. Using Dolby Digital Plus, Hathway HD subscribers will be able to experience the magic of up to 7.1 channels of surround sound, designed to transform the way people can enjoy their favorite sports, movies, and television programs.
Dolby Digital Plus has been adopted by the world's leading TV and set-top box manufacturers, as well as broadcasters and operators, to provide consumers with full digital surround sound and stereo sound in a highly bandwidth-efficient single audio stream solution.
Talking about the collaboration, Mr. Jagdish Kumar, Managing Director and CEO, Hathway Cable & Datacom Ltd, said, "With digitization, the broadcast industry in India is evolving at a fast pace by delivering better and more enhanced quality of services to consumers. Our association with Dolby is a great opportunity for us to combine the great visual experience with unmatched Dolby Digital Plus surround sound, delivering pulsating cinema-inspired experiences to audiences at home. The collaboration reinforces our commitment to provide the best of in-home entertainment services to Hathway subscribers across 140 cities and towns in India."
Dolby Digital Plus unlocks the full audio potential of HD broadcast and ensures that consumers hear audio precisely as it was intended. Dolby Digital Plus is quickly becoming one of the leading broadcast audio standards for HDTV services across the globe.
Pankaj Kedia, Country Manager, Dolby Laboratories India, said, "Dolby brings superior entertainment experiences through innovative technology. Our collaboration with Hathway, is yet another exciting opportunity for Dolby to bring people a fantastic entertainment experience-their favorite sports, drama, reality TV, and movies-right in their living rooms and movies."
Dolby Digital Plus is a sophisticated audio system based on Dolby Digital. It is designed to adapt to the changing demands of future entertainment delivery while retaining compatibility with existing Dolby Digital 5.1-channel home theater systems.
About Hathway Cable and Datacom Ltd
Hathway are the leading cable television services provider in India, as well as one of the leading cable broadband services providers. We offer cable television services across 140 cities and towns and high-speed cable broadband services across 20 cities. Hathway has been awarded the best MSO by the Indian Telly Awards for its quality Cable TV and Broadband Internet Services nine times and "Star News Brand Excellence Awards for Brand Excellence in Digital Products for Internet Services in 2011".Hathway has been voted as one of the best managed media companies in Asia 2013 based on a study conducted by EUROMONEY.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For nearly 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and meaningful in Dolby. For more information, please visit dolby.com.