Dolby and Lionsgate have announced they are partnering to release a slate of new releases and catalogue titles mastered in Dolby Vision and mixed in Dolby Atmos.
Those lucky few with Dolby Vision enabled televisions and Dolby Atmos audio setups will feel the most benefit, of course, but it’s definitely a very interesting development as Dolby Vision seeks to gain more traction in the television market.
At this stage, it's not clear whether they are referring to Blu-ray, streaming services or maybe both.
“Dolby’s commitment to enabling spectacular experiences is realized through this collaboration that combines our industry-leading audiovisual technologies and Lionsgate’s incredible pipeline of exciting titles,” said Curt Behlmer, SVP, Content Solutions & Industry Relations, Dolby Laboratories. “With this development, Dolby continues to enhance entertainment by giving people the ability to enjoy movies with stunning visuals and immersive object-based audio that draws them into the story on-screen in the comfort of their own homes.”
“We remain committed to being at the forefront of expanding and enriching the home entertainment experience for our audiences by incorporating state-of-the-art technologies,” said Lionsgate Worldwide Home Entertainment President Ron Schwartz. “We’re proud to partner with our friends at Dolby to master titles in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, giving consumers the opportunity to experience their favorite Lionsgate movies in an entirely new way.”
As end-to-end solutions – from content creation to distribution and playback – Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos are supported by critical points in the ecosystem, including A-list Hollywood directors, executives at major studios, OTT service providers, TV and audio device manufacturers, and operators worldwide.
Lionsgate plans to release a slate of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos titles in the coming months, although no titles have yet been announced. Any guesses?
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