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January 21, 2004 01:34 PM US Eastern Timezone


Four New HD Channels Launch with Dolby Digital 5.1; Bravo HD+, Cinemax HD, The Movie Channel HD, and Spice HD Equip for Dolby Multichannel Audio Broadcasting


SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2004--Four more channels have announced that they will be delivering high-quality Dolby Digital 5.1 sound to their viewers to complement their HD programming. Bravo HD+, Cinemax HD, The Movie Channel HD, and Spice HD all use Dolby Digital broadcasting equipment.



Bravo HD began broadcasting in Dolby Digital 5.1 last year and will feature series such as The West Wing, the 2004 Summer Olympics, as well as arts and entertainment, including Cirque du Soleil's Varekai, Image Entertainment's Music in High Places concert specials, Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte, and Santana and Branford Marsalis in concert in Dolby Digital 5.1.


Cinemax HD began broadcasting in Dolby Digital 5.1 on November 12. Content presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 includes feature films such as Catch Me if You Can, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Antwone Fisher, Road to Perdition, Old School, Solaris, and Ghost Ship.


The Movie Channel HD launched on December 1 featuring programming such as Bandits, Hardball, Novocaine, Rollerball, and What's the Worst that Could Happen presented in Dolby Digital 5.1.


According to Mark Greenberg, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Communications for Showtime Networks Inc., "Our The Movie Channel HD viewers expect a certain quality not only of video, but of audio as well. The high-definition video content -- coupled with a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack -- provides our HD customers with the best viewing experience available."


Spice HD launched its service December 1, and will present all of its original programming in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spice HD will offer more than 1,200 hours of native HD programming, including the live daily shows Spice Clips, The Nooner, and the reality series Unzipped.


"We outfitted our new production studio with state-of-the-art equipment across the board," said Jeff Jenest, General Manager, Spice Digital Networks. "This included selecting Dolby Digital 5.1. We have always brought the highest quality product to our audiences, and this audio complement is an important element in our delivery of HD."


"Many more HD services have launched recently, and Dolby Digital 5.1 is the natural accompaniment," said Tom Daily, Marketing Director, Professional Audio, Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound really draws viewers into the program, and broadcasters know that. Dolby Digital 5.1 is a 'must have' feature for HDTV broadcasts."


About Dolby in Broadcast


Dolby Digital technology intensifies and enhances the digital broadcast experience. Approximately 28 million households worldwide have Dolby Digital 5.1 home receivers, while roughly 22 million digital cable, satellite, and terrestrial DTV set-top boxes have been sold to date that deliver a Dolby Digital 5.1 audio stream. As the number of Dolby Digital 5.1-channel devices continues to rise, more television services are broadcasting in Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, delivering an increasing variety of high-quality programming to their viewers. Worldwide, over 75 TV Networks regularly distribute TV programs with stunning Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. For a listing of programs broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, please visit www.dolby.com/tvaudio.


About Dolby Laboratories


Dolby Laboratories creates technologies that intensify and enhance the entertainment experience. For nearly four decades, Dolby has been instrumental in defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the privately held company has entertainment industry liaison offices in New York and Los Angeles, and licensing liaison offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please visit www.dolby.com.


Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.
 

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speaking of spice hd, i was watching tv on my replay tv on directv and spice hd showed up as channel 85 on my menu. no way to check it out since replay can't show hd, and it didn't show up on my zenith 520 at all, still kind of interesting :)
 

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Originally posted by Cinder
speaking of spice hd, i was watching tv on my replay tv on directv and spice hd showed up as channel 85 on my menu. no way to check it out since replay can't show hd, and it didn't show up on my zenith 520 at all, still kind of interesting :)
channel 85 is a ppv channel
 

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I know, just thought it was odd it popped up on my replaytv as SpiceHD on 85, then on my 520 it's of course still ppv as it will probably stay, just a weird glitch with the replay.
 

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"Uh...what kind of "surround sound" can we expect from Spice HD?"


Just a guess, but maybe something like: 'Ohhh.....ahhh' from the fronts and 'Ohhhhhhhhhh!' from the rears........
Oh come on guys get a life.


:D :)

theres nothing better then in real life. lol
 
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