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Sony adopts Dolby Atmos for upcoming UHD Blu-ray Titles

Multi-year deal for immersive audio

by Mark Hodgkinson Jan 7, 2016 at 9:17 AM


  • Dolby and Sony Pictures have announced a collaboration to release Sony titles in Dolby Atmos over the coming years, including Sony’s first films to be released in the 4K Ultra HD disc format.
    Dolby Atmos, in case you were unfamiliar, delivers captivating audio that places and moves specific sounds anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience.

    The studio’s first films to be released in the new 4K Ultra HD disc format with Dolby Atmos include The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Salt, Hancock, Chappie, Pineapple Express, and The Smurfs 2 *cough* in early 2016, with additional – and hopefully much better - titles to be announced throughout 2016 and beyond.

    By adding Dolby Atmos to our home entertainment content, SPHE has the ability to offer audiences a rich, enveloping sound experience on both physical and digital formats, including the new 4K Ultra HD discs,” said SPHE president Man Jit Singh.

    With Sony Pictures leading the expansion of 4K Ultra HD for home entertainment, Dolby is thrilled that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has selected Dolby Atmos to deliver a more-immersive next-generation audio experience to consumers, including SPHE’s initial slate of 4K Ultra HD discs,” said Curt Behlmer, Senior Vice President, Content Solutions and Industry Relations, Dolby Laboratories.

    With more than 60 AVRs and 25 speaker products supporting the Dolby Atmos format, in addition to Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar products, consumers now have a variety of options to enable Dolby Atmos in the home.

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