Dolby creates showcase for innovation at iconic Hollywood landmark,
beginning with new Dolby Atmos sound technology
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced that the Dolby®
Theatre™, the iconic Hollywood landmark known to the world as the
home of the Academy Awards®, will be the world's stage for
entertainment sound. Dolby will enhance the sound system of the theatre
at Hollywood & Highland Center®, owned by CIM Group, to
create a world-class showcase for Dolby's current and future
technologies, beginning with the company's revolutionary new Dolby
Atmos™ sound technology, released last week.
Artist's rendering of the Dolby Theatre (Photo: Business Wire)
Theatre amplifies Dolby's commitment to innovation and ongoing role
as leader and creator of the most realistic and immersive entertainment
experiences. Dolby will start its enhancement of the
180,000-square-foot, 3,400-seat theatre first by installing Dolby
Atmos—a breakthrough audio technology that delivers the most
natural, life-like sensory experience. The company will continue to
update the Dolby Theatre with the newest technologies, making it a
coveted host for the world's top premieres and launch events.
"Dolby is a brand recognized around the world for creating the best,
most life-like entertainment sound experiences in any environment," said
Kevin Yeaman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dolby Laboratories.
"This partnership with CIM allows the Dolby Theatre to be not only the
world-stage for the Academy Awards, but for Dolby innovations for
decades to come."
From the cinema to the living room, Dolby has transformed the
entertainment experience and is recognized as the standard for
high-quality audio. Today Dolby technologies can be found in theatres,
Blu-ray, video games, DVDs, mobile media, digital broadcast TV, digital
cable, professional recording studios, and satellite systems.
For 34 consecutive years, films released with Dolby audio technologies
have earned Academy Award nominations for outstanding sound quality. The
Dolby Theatre will be the host of the annual Academy Awards program.
"Dolby Laboratories has a long history in Hollywood and has made
significant contributions to the entertainment industry. It is a
respected international brand and technology innovator. We are proud to
welcome them as our partner on the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland
Center," said Shaul Kuba, Co-Founder, CIM Group.
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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 in
environments from the cinema to the living room to mobile devices, 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.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories. "Academy Awards®" is the registered trademark and service
mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other
trademarks remain the property of their respective owners. S12/25634
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Source: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
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