January 31, 2012
Hong Kong, February 1, 2012 - Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) and FOX International Channels (FIC) have announced that the two companies are collaborating to deliver programs in cinematic surround sound through FOX Movies Premium HD, FIC's recently launched premium pay-TV channel. FOX Movies Premium HD replaced STAR Movies™ HD in major markets across Southeast Asia in a seamless on-air transition on January 1, 2012. The premium listening experience has been available since the transition.
"As Asia's leading satellite TV broadcaster, FOX International Channels aims to provide the very best home entertainment experience for our audience," said Joon Lee, Senior Vice President, Programming, Creative and Channel Operations, FIC. "Through our collaboration with Dolby, FOX Movies Premium takes television viewing to the next level. Dolby's high-quality surround sound is a perfect match for our premium channel offering. Together, we provide a true home cinema experience."
"We are excited to strengthen our collaboration with FOX International Channels and to allow more viewers in Asia to enjoy Dolby® 5.1 surround sound content from the comfort of their own homes," said Mahesh Sundaram, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Dolby Laboratories. "Surround sound has become the internationally recognized audio standard for HDTV. Dolby is committed to providing the flexibility and features needed for this new era of broadcasting through extensive collaboration with the entire ecosystem, which includes broadcasters, operators, and device manufacturers."
About FOX International Channels
FOX International Channels (FIC) is News Corporation's international multi-media business. We develop, produce and distribute 300+ wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, factual, sports and movie channels across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, in 37 languages. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 1 billion cumulative subscribers worldwide. We also operate a global online advertising unit, .FOX (pronounced "dot-fox") specialized in online video and display, and four TV production houses, in operation since August 14, 1993.
In Asia, FIC operates numerous channel brands including the FOX, STAR and National Geographic brands across 14 markets, reaching more than 550 million cumulative subscribers in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. We have offices in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Australia, and the Middle East. For more information, please visit http://www.foxinternationalchannels.com.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please visit www.dolby.com.
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