BesTV Broadcasts Dolby Digital Plus Audio for Next-Generation HDTV Service in China

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
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SHANGHAI — Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced that BesTV, China’s premier HD IPTV live and video-on-demand (VOD) service provider, is using Dolby® Digital Plus technology to deliver home theater-quality multichannel audio in Guangdong Province, and plans to do so in other areas of China in the future.

“BesTV is devoted to delivering the best new features to our customers for a better user experience,” said Mr. Li Huai Yu, General Manager of BesTV. “We hope to offer our customers an immersing entertainment experience at home and to advance IPTV industry development in China.”

The rich, multichannel audio enabled by Dolby Digital Plus is a high-quality complement to BesTV’s extensive choice of entertainment and playback features, such as pause, fast forward, and rewind.

“By collaborating with BesTV, Dolby is helping to deliver an exceptional HD audio experience that Chinese consumers have come to expect with their home cinema systems,” said Mahesh Sundaram, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Dolby Laboratories. “We look forward to assisting BesTV in setting new benchmarks for video and audio in next-generation broadcasting through a new level of speed, quality, and efficiency.”

Dolby Digital Plus has been adopted by the world’s leading TV and set-top box manufacturers to deliver surround sound for next-generation television. In Europe, France, Italy, England, Spain, and Sweden have all established Dolby Digital Plus as the broadcast audio standard for HDTV services. In China, Dolby has been committed to its implementation licensing programs for local encoder, chipset, and set-top box (STB) manufacturers. As of October 2010, 30 system licensees are participating in the Dolby Digital Plus broadcast licensing program in China.