Paramount Pictures Selects DTS as Surround Sound Provider for UltraViolet™ Content
Viewers to Unlock the Full Potential of High-Resolution Streaming Video Content with Powerful Multi-Channel Surround Sound in DTS
CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DTS, Inc. (NAS: DTSI) , a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced that its highly efficient DTS-HD codec was selected by Paramount Pictures as a surround sound format for its UltraViolet Common File Format (CFF) catalog. Paramount Pictures plans to deliver its catalog of UltraViolet movies paired with immersive DTS soundtracks in the second half of 2013 upon launch of UltraViolet CFF.
"Since launching UltraViolet, we've made numerous enhancements to the user experience, and the introduction of CFF will continue that trajectory," said Mark Teitell, general manager of the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE). "As a founder of DECE, DTS has been instrumental in developing CFF audio specifications that help enable a premium experience for CFF users, and this announcement is another key indicator of that promise now coming to market."
By taking full advantage of the benefits of cloud-based access, UltraViolet presents consumers with a unique and convenient way to enjoy video content. With UltraViolet, consumers can download and stream their entertainment collections anytime, anywhere for viewing on TV screens, PCs, tablets, mobile phones and other connected devices. The UltraViolet CFF improves the efficiency of content ownership and playback while greatly enhancing the entertainment experience of watching digital movies. It also enables transferring or copying a downloaded CFF file featuring a DTS-encoded soundtrack directly to an UltraViolet CFF-compatible app or hardware device, facilitating playback of those downloaded movie files on portable devices.
"A good movie experience leaves a lasting impression on people," said Amy Reinhard, executive vice president and general manager, Paramount Domestic Home Media Distribution. "By marrying our robust content library with DTS' advanced surround sound technology, we can deliver a memorable cinematic surround sound experience for our customers at home, or on any UltraViolet-compatible connected device."
"At DTS, we are dedicated to delivering technologies that take consumers' entertainment experiences to the next level," said Brian Towne, chief operating officer and executive vice president of DTS. "Streaming and digital file download is the next frontier for entertainment and we are pleased to be working with the DECE and Paramount Pictures to digitally provide consumers with the latest movie titles featuring the added entertainment value of an immersive DTS soundtrack."
DTS is a proud member of DECE. As one of the audio solutions providers for UltraViolet, DTS' stereo and multi-channel audio technologies offer efficiency without compromise for streamed and downloaded content.
About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHMD division oversees PPC's home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for certain DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (NAS: DTSI) is a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences—anytime, anywhere, on any device. DTS' audio solutions enable delivery and playback of clear, compelling high-definition audio, which is incorporated by hundreds of licensee customers around the world, into an array of consumer electronic devices. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in car audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray™ discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Copyright 2013, DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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