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March 17, 2011

Dolby Powers HD Satellite Service with Next-Generation Surround Sound

Dolby Digital Plus available on Tata Sky HD PVR broadcast service in India

MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced a collaboration with Tata Sky Ltd. supporting Dolby® Digital Plus as the audio codec for Tata Sky+ HD, the new-generation personal video recorder (PVR). The Tata Sky+ HD PVR delivers stunning high-definition (HD) picture quality in 1080i resolution with Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound capability.

"Tata Sky continues to bring subscribers the most advanced and valuable features," said Vikram Mehra, Chief Marketing Officer, Tata Sky. "With Dolby Digital Plus we are able to deliver pulsating cinema-like experiences with stunning HD picture quality and amazing surround sound that consumers can enjoy in the comfort of their homes."

Dolby Digital Plus has been adopted by many of the world's leading TV and set-top box manufacturers and broadcasters. Dolby Digital Plus delivers amazing, cinema-quality audio for a richer surround sound experience. Dolby Digital Plus supports up to 7.1 channels of discreet audio for terrestrial television, IPTV, cable, and direct broadcast satellite.

Ramzi Haidamus, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Dolby Laboratories said, "We are thrilled to be working with Tata Sky to provide consumers in the home the surround sound experience they know and love from the cinema. Using Dolby Digital Plus as the audio format for its infrastructure, Tata Sky can efficiently deliver a premium surround sound audio experience by satellite to its customers—a perfect complement to their HD video service. Dolby Digital Plus makes the entertainment experience richer, more realistic, and enveloping so consumers can hear their favorite programs as the artist or director intended."

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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