SOURCE: Widevine


July 12, 2010 09:00 ET

Widevine to Provide the Ultimate Internet TV and Movie Experience With Support for Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound

Widevine's Video Technologies Now Supports Dolby Digital Plus to Enable the Highest-Quality Audio and Video Experience on the Internet

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) -  Widevine, a provider of digital entertainment solutions, announced today support for Dolby® Digital Plus in its video optimization and digital rights management (DRM) platform to bring the movie theater-like experience directly to the living room via the Internet.

Dolby Digital Plus is a versatile, scalable digital audio coding technology that extends the capabilities of Dolby Digital, delivering up to 7.1 channels of surround sound. It supports a wide range of bit rates to ensure optimized sound quality and efficiency to match available bandwidth. It also enables advanced applications such as multiple-program support and audio stream mixing.

"Dolby Digital Plus enables video providers to deliver a richer, more immersing audio experience over the Internet," said John Griffin, Senior Director, Dolby Laboratories. "By supporting Dolby Digital Plus in its video optimization solution, Widevine can offer outstanding audio along with high-quality video to deliver cinema-like experiences for the home."

Widevine's video optimization platform includes adaptive streaming and virtual DVD features such as trick play and chaptering, creating a DVD-like viewing experience on content delivered over the Internet. The solution is natively supported in nearly all major brands and types of network-connected consumer electronics including televisions, Blu-ray players, mobile devices, gaming systems, and more. Widevine's technologies have been adopted by content providers and service operators across all industries, including large cable, satellite and telecommunication companies launching TV Everywhere solutions.

"More and more consumers are turning to the Internet for entertainment," said Brian Baker, CEO of Widevine. "By combining our video optimization technology with support for Dolby's audio technology, video providers can be assured that their customers will have the best experience possible on digital media delivered over the Internet."

About Widevine
Widevine provides digital media solutions for the delivery of digital entertainment to any device. Hundreds of service providers and device manufacturers use Widevine's multiplatform DRM and video optimization solutions for securing high quality video and audio. Today, millions of consumers enjoy digital entertainment secured and optimized by Widevine on retail consumer electronics devices and legacy STBs from all major consumer brands. With over 60 patents Widevine is an industry leader and innovator of content protection and video optimization technologies.

Widevine is a privately held corporation headquartered in Seattle, WA, whose investors include Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), Charter Ventures, Constellation Ventures, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd (DNP), Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA), PaceSetter Capital Group, Phoenix Partners, Samsung Ventures America, TELUS (NYSE:TU), and VantagePoint Venture Partners.

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