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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Dolby Announce Collaboration to Bring Hollywood Blockbuster Content in Dolby Vision to Home Distribution Partners

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Jan 5, 2015

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Dolby Announce Collaboration to Bring Hollywood Blockbuster Content in Dolby Vision to Home Distribution Partners

Edge of Tomorrow, Into the Storm, and The Lego Movie are among titles announced for release in Dolby Vision in 2015

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (NYSE: TWE) today announced that the first slate of 4K titles mastered in the new Dolby Vision™ format will include recent blockbusters like Edge of Tomorrow, Into the Storm, and The Lego Movie, scheduled for release in early 2015.

Dolby Vision, a complement to both HD and 4K, is a new imaging technology that helps content creators and television manufacturers deliver a dramatically different visual experience—astonishing brightness, incomparable contrast, and captivating color—that brings entertainment to life before your eyes via over-the-top (OTT) online streaming, broadcast, and gaming applications.

"The future of imaging and television is full of amazing possibilities, and we're eager to expand our partnership with Dolby to deliver a steady pipeline of Dolby Vision titles, starting with Edge of Tomorrow, Into the Storm, and The Lego Movie, to consumers in 2015," said Jim Wuthrich, President, Americas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. "By leveraging Dolby Vision to unlock artistic intent in a completely new way, we are able to provide home audiences around the world with dramatically enhanced picture quality that fully engages their senses and brings Warner Bros. movies to life in their living room."

The initial lineup of titles has been remastered on the FilmLight® Baselight system, for the first time using Dolby Vision, and includes greater brightness in a fuller palette of rich new colors and deeper nuanced darks never before seen on TV. Dolby and Warner Bros. are collaborating to prepare the initial slate of titles in time for the launch of Dolby Vision technology enabled TVs, as well as a pipeline of additional catalog and new release titles throughout 2015.

An end-to-end solution, Dolby Vision works from content creation to distribution and playback, and it is already receiving support from critical points in the ecosystem including A-list Hollywood directors, executives at major studios, OTT service providers, TV manufacturers, and operators worldwide.

"Dolby is thrilled to offer a technology that enables consumers to enjoy the filmmaker's creative intent via an expanded color palette, enhanced dynamic range, and dramatically increased contrast ratio. This lets viewers experience greater detail and more lifelike images than ever before," said Curt Behlmer, Senior Vice President, Content Solutions and Industry Relations, Dolby Laboratories. "Now with Dolby Vision enabled displays, TV manufacturers can offer consumers who purchase Warner Bros. movies in Dolby Vision a dramatically improved visual experience that engages their senses, regardless of screen size or viewing distance."

About Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision delivers a dramatically different visual experience—astonishing brightness, incomparable contrast, and captivating color—that brings entertainment to life via OTT online streaming, broadcast, and gaming applications.

Even though most content is captured and rendered using technology that produces the colors and brightness of real life, much of that richness is lost by the time it gets to your living room. That's because current color-grading standards are based on the limitations of current television technologies and require that the content be altered to match their display performance—dramatically reducing the range of colors, brightness, and contrast.

Dolby Vision changes that, giving creative teams the freedom to use the full gamut of colors, peak highlights, brightness, and contrast, with the confidence that those will be reproduced faithfully on televisions that feature Dolby Vision technology.

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.

Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Vision is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. FilmLight is a registered trademark of FilmLight Ltd. S14/28558 DLB-G

Dolby Laboratories
Grace Qaqundah, 415-558-0315
Grace-Ellen.Qaqundah@dolby.com
or
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Jim Noonan, 818-954-5489
Jim.Noonan@warnerbros.com

Source: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

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