Posted Thu Jun 16, 2016 at 10:45 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Another studio has announced plans to support Dolby's video and audio technologies for home releases.
Lionsgate and Dolby are teaming up to offer home entertainment content mastered in Dolby Vision and mixed in Dolby Atmos. The upcoming lineup will include new releases and catalog titles from Lionsgate's growing library.
"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."
Dolby Vision is an end-to-end video technology that uses high dynamic range and wide color gamuts to create and display content with superior brightness and contrast, resulting in more realistic highlights and shadow detail on supported TVs. The process is currently integrated into several display lines, including VIZIO's Reference Series, 2016 P-Series, and 2016 M-Series, along with LG's SUPER UHD TVs and 2016 OLED TVs. Meanwhile, Dolby Atmos is an immersive object-based audio format that allows for the addition of overhead sound in the home theater through ceiling mounted speakers or up-firing drivers.
"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."
Exact titles, release dates, and distribution platforms have not been announced yet, but Lionsgate plans to start launching content with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos in the coming months.
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