SAN FRANCISCO & SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) and Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF) today announced they are partnering to release a slate of Lionsgate new release and catalog titles mastered in Dolby Vision™ and mixed in Dolby Atmos® to offer a premium cinematic experience to the home entertainment market. As a result of this collaboration, consumers with Dolby Vision enabled televisions and Dolby Atmos enabled home theater products will be able to enjoy a broad spectrum of entertainment content from Lionsgate.
Dolby’s immersive sound and visual technologies, including Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, provide the complete next-generation home entertainment experience for consumers. Dolby Vision transforms the TV watching experience with dramatic imaging—incredible brightness, contrast, and ultravivid color—that brings entertainment to life before your eyes. It achieves its image quality through innovative high-dynamic-range (HDR) technologies that, compared to a standard picture, can deliver brighter highlights, more light-to-dark contrast, and colors never before seen on TV.
Dolby Atmos enabled home theater products allow sound to move around the room in a three-dimensional way in order to create a more powerfully immersive and emotive soundscape and experience. Together, these groundbreaking technologies provide viewers with a premium home entertainment experience.
“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.
Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the beloved drama series Nashville, the syndication successes The Wendy Williams Show and Celebrity Name Game (with FremantleMedia), the breakout series The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.
The Company's feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me, Divergent and John Wick series, Sicario, The Age of Adaline, Roadside Attractions' Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Codeblack Films' Addicted and breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films' Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com
About Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision transforms your TV experience with dramatic imaging—incredible brightness, contrast, and color that bring entertainment to life before your eyes via OTT online streaming, broadcast, and gaming applications.
About Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos delivers moving audio—sound that can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in three-dimensional space, including overhead. It brings entertainment alive all around the audience in a powerfully immersive and emotive experience.
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For over 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby. For more information, please visit www.dolby.com.
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