Dolby Broadcast News
Dolby® audio technologies—and specifically Dolby Digital Plus—are enabling premium sound experiences around the world. Dolby Digital Plus works throughout the entire content ecosystem to preserve the audio mix that the content creator envisioned and delivers it as realistic, immersive sound.
Read recent news about Dolby Digital Plus and related technologies.
2012 News Coverage
Surround Sound Shakeups (Sound and Vision Magazine, April 18, 2012)
Dolby introduces a new version of the Dolby Digital Plus codec, which may have a big impact on the use of 5.1-channel sound in Internet video streaming.
Dolby Announces Bandwidth-Conserving Digital Plus Improvements (The Verge, April 16, 2012)
Bandwidth improvements give broadcasters and streaming providers the option to add extra commentary or languages, add surround channels (allowing for 7.1-channel surround sound), or use the freed-up bandwidth for more TV channels.
Dolby Digital Plus Comes to Devices Faster (Home Media Magazine, April 16, 2012)
Dolby Digital Plus audio soon will be available to broadcasters and online content providers at half the data rate, thanks to new encoding techniques.
Dolby Brings Better Audio Quality to Encoding.com (Ubergizmo, April 13, 2012)
The next step in online video streaming or cloud streaming, this move is essentially as meaningful as when the first HD video cropped up.
Encoding.com Teams with Dolby Labs to Bring High-Def Sound to Your Streaming Videos (The Next Web, April 12, 2012)
Dolby Labs and Encoding.com annnounced a partnership that will bring high-quality Dolby Digital Plus audio within Encoding.com’s cloud-based video platform.
Encoding.com, Dolby Partner to Deliver HD Audio to Multiple Screens (FierceIPTV, April 12, 2012)
Cloud-based Encoding.com has partnered with Dolby Laboratories to integrate Dolby Digital Plus within Encoding.com’s video platform.
Dolby Partners for HD 3D, Smartphone Audio (Variety, April 12, 2012)
Dolby collaborates with two companies to expand its reach into evolving media technologies—Philips® and Encoding.com.
Dolby Laboratories: Sound and Picture Show (Business Standard, March 5, 2012)
Dolby is bringing surround sound audio to the Indian digital TV business as HD screens proliferate in that country. Says Jason Power, Senior Director, Broadcast Audio Ecosystems, “Indian TV content is full of color, and surround sound really complements it all.”
Dolby Digital Plus Poised for Cellular Streaming (Twice, March 2, 2012)
MobiTV® plans to deliver video content in Dolby Digital Plus surround sound over cellular and Wi-Fi®.
First Dolby Digital Plus Movie Service for Mobile Devices Launched by Voddler® (IntoMobile, February 27, 2012)
Voddler and Dolby team up to deliver the world’s first mobile movie-streaming service for smartphones using Dolby Digital Plus audio.
Voddler Unveils Movie Streaming App for Nokia® Phones at MWC (Telecompaper, February 27, 2012)
Voddler launched a new mobile movie-streaming app for selected Nokia smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2012. The new app from Voddler delivers cinematic surround sound using Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio to Nokia smartphones.
Sky Promises TV, Online Innovations for F1® Coverage (Crash.net, February 20, 2012)
Sky Sports, the new dedicated Formula 1® channel, launching in March, will make 5.1 Dolby Digital audio available to those watching the channel’s coverage in HD.
HBO Go® Adding 5.1 Surround Sound with Help of Dolby Digital Plus (Engadget, January 10, 2012)
HBO Go adds Dolby Digital Plus to its service.
2011 News Coverage
First Media Introduces Dolby Digital Plus Across Indonesia (Broadcast Engineering, November 11, 2011)
First Media has implemented Dolby Digital Plus 5.1-channel surround sound as part of its HD pay-TV service offering in Indonesia.
Dolby and Vudu™ Deliver ‘Pirates’ at Home in 7.1-channel Surround Sound (USA Today, October 18, 2011)
Dolby provides Dolby Digital Plus technology to Vudu and delivers the first 7.1-channel broadcast with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Wal-Mart's Vudu Streaming Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound (The Hollywood Reporter, October 18, 2011)
Dolby offers 7.1-channel surround sound on streaming media.
Adobe® Air 3® Adding Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Surround Sound Compatibility (TechDigest, October 4, 2011)
Adobe Air 3 adds support for Dolby Digital Plus, and up to 7.1 channels of surround sound, to Flash®-based applications.
Dolby Digital Plus Powers China’s Terrestrial Broadcast (Digital Broadcasting, July 6, 2011)
Dolby Digital Plus selected for China’s national digital terrestrial multimedia broadcasting (DTMB) receiver specification.
Dolby Digital Chosen as Standard for China’s TVs, Set-top Boxes (ZDNet, June 29, 2011)
The Chinese government chooses Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Digital for inclusion as options in its DTMB specification.
TV3 Scores UEFA Champions League® Final in Dolby Digital Plus (TVBEurope, May 26, 2011)
Televisió de Catalunya (TV3) broadcast the UEFA Champions League final with Dolby Digital Plus audio, making TV3 one of the first terrestrial HDTV services in Spain to use this technology.
Star TV to Launch Dolby Digital Plus (Broadcasting & Cable, April 15, 2011)
Star TV will use Dolby Digital Plus on four of its HD channels in India.
NAB® Perspectives: Dolby’s Power on Mobile-Device Distribution (Sports Video Group, April 13, 2011)
Dolby Digital Plus works on many devices including smartphones.
Adobe Air Apps Get Dolby Surround Sound Support (Channel News, April 10, 2011)
Adobe Air 3 will support Dolby Digital Plus for delivering high-quality surround sound to connected devices such as TVs and set-top boxes.
TVP1 Adopts Dolby Digital Plus (CSI, April 8, 2011)
Poland’s national public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) has become the first major broadcaster in Eastern Europe to implement Dolby Digital Plus on a national television channel.
China’s BesTV Goes with Dolby Digital Plus (Broadcast Engineering, November 24, 2010)
BesTV is now using Dolby Digital Plus technology to deliver home-theater-quality multichannel audio in Guangdong, with plans to do so in other areas of China in the future.
China’s BesTV Integrates Dolby Digital Plus Audio (IPTV News, November 17, 2010)
BesTV has integrated Dolby Digital Plus audio in the Guangdong Province.