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    • Dolby Atmos Comes To The Home In India With The Release Of Mary Kom On Blu-ray

      Mumbai, India, September 29, 2014—Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced that Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd. will release the Blu-ray Disc™ to feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack with the recently released movie Mary Kom, from Viacom18 Motion Pictures and producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, for home theater enthusiasts. With Dolby Atmos, sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill the home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth.

      Mary Kom, A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer Mary Kom, will be available on Blu-ray starting October 15, 2014, through Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd., one of the largest independent content aggregators in Bollywood. Dolby Atmos soundtracks for home theater are fully backward compatible, meaning that they’ll play on traditional home entertainment playback systems.

      Viacom18 Motion Pictures is the first Indian studio to support Dolby Atmos on Blu-ray Disc offerings. Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, further elaborated, saying, “Every punch that Mary threw was heard and felt in Dolby Atmos in the cinema. The power of sound to transport you right into the middle of the ring will now be available to home theater enthusiasts who will be able to experience Dolby Atmos movies the way they were meant to be heard, right in their living rooms.”

      Commenting on the launch, Pankaj Kedia, Country Manager, Dolby Laboratories India, said, “We are thrilled to announce the release of Mary Kom, the first Blu-ray title in the country to feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. Dolby Atmos, one of the most significant advancement in home theater audio in 20 years, will transport consumers deeper into the story with amazing clarity and true-to-life detail.” He added, “Dolby Atmos has generated a tremendous response from the home theater industry. We aim to give consumers the best entertainment experience by bringing Dolby Atmos right into their homes.”

      About Dolby Atmos

      Dolby Atmos delivers captivating, multidimensional sound that places and moves specific sounds anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience.

      Since its introduction in the cinema in 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all the major Hollywood studios, seven Academy Award® winning directors, and 16 Academy Award winning sound mixers, among others.

      Now, entertainment enthusiasts will be able to enjoy Dolby Atmos in their home theaters.

      Manufacturers that have announced Dolby Atmos A/V receivers or preprocessors include Denon, Integra, Marantz, Onkyo, Pioneer, Steinway Lyngdorf, Trinnov Audio, and Yamaha. Manufacturers developing Dolby Atmos enabled speakers and add-on modules include Atlantic Technology, Definitive Technology, KEF, Onkyo, Pioneer USA, Teufel, and Triad Speakers. Onkyo also announced a Dolby Atmos equipped home theater in a box (HTIB) system. Silicon providers Analog Devices, Inc., Cirrus Logic, and Texas Instruments have developed chips to support Dolby Atmos home theater A/V receivers and processors. Additional manufacturers that have committed to delivering future Dolby Atmos products include Datasat Digital Entertainment, Emotiva Audio Corp, Outlaw Audio, Storm Audio, and NHT (Now Hear This).

      For more information about Dolby Atmos, visit the Dolby Atmos web page.

      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 powerful in Dolby. For more information, please visit www.dolby.com.

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