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Dolby Demonstrates Tools for Premium Audio Delivery at IBC2003

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Jul 24, 2003

Dolby Demonstrates Tools for Premium Audio Delivery at IBC2003

Dolby Demonstrates Tools for Premium Audio Delivery at IBC2003Wootton Bassett, 24 July 2003--Dolby Laboratories will be demonstrating the use of its audio technologies and tools from the cinema to the home and beyond at this year's IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) held 12-16 September in Amsterdam. Visitors to the Dolby booth (#2.210) will discover the latest broadcasters to add the impact of Dolby® Digital 5.1 surround sound to their television and radio services, see the latest loudness management and surround production tools, and hear how Dolby technologies and products can help with new media delivery opportunities as diverse as E-cinema, the Internet, and mobile phones.

Booth demonstrations will include a display of live programme production in 5.1 surround sound using Dolby E and Dolby Digital. They will also feature the new Dolby Pro Logic® II matrix encoding system, which enables broadcasters to deliver a fantastic surround experience via conventional stereo services.

Equipment on show will include the new DP563 Dolby Surround and Pro Logic II Encoder together with the award winning LM100 Broadcast Loudness Meter, a tool that makes it easy for broadcasters to adjust channels and programmes to similar loudness levels. In addition, visitors will also be able to learn more about the latest in content delivery technologies, including DVD-Audio, gaming consoles, and MPEG4 AAC Internet delivery.

Dolby is also supporting the D-cinema events at IBC2003, and will be installing and aligning the latest generation cinema audio processor to ensure that movie content can be presented exactly as its director intended. The installation will feature the DMATM8 Digital Media AdapterTM, which is already in use at many of the current trial sites for both digital cinema and alternative content applications.

About Dolby in Broadcasting

Dolby Digital intensifies and enhances the DTV viewing experience. Approximately 25 million households worldwide have Dolby Digital 5.1 home receivers, while roughly 20 million digital cable, satellite, and terrestrial DTV set-top boxes have been sold to date that deliver a Dolby Digital 5.1 audio stream. As the number of Dolby Digital 5.1- channel devices continues to rise, more television services are broadcasting in Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, delivering an increasing variety of high-quality programming to their viewers. For a listing of programs broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, please visit www.dolby.com/tvaudio.

About Dolby Pro Logic II

Dolby Pro Logic II technology provides full-bandwidth, five-channel sound for applications ranging from home theater systems to PC audio, game consoles, and in-car entertainment devices. Dolby Pro Logic II incorporates recent advances in matrixed surround decoding to achieve better channel separation than previously possible. Broadcasters and content creators can use Dolby Pro Logic II technology to provide a surround sound experience for viewers of stereo TV services with no change to the broadcast delivery infrastructure.

About Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories creates technologies that intensify and enhance the entertainment experience. For nearly four decades, Dolby has been instrumental in defining highquality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the privately held company has entertainment industry liaison offices in New York and Los Angeles, and licensing liaison offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please visit www.dolby.com.

Dolby, Pro Logic, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Digital Media Adapter and DMA are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. © 2003 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. S03/14888

Media Contact:

Sarah Dawson, Dolby Laboratories, (44) 1793 842195 smd@dolby.co.uk