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Uni, MGM Partner With Dolby Vision on Ultra HD

5 Jan, 2016 By: Thomas K. Arnold

LAS VEGAS — In another boost to Ultra HD, two studios are partnering with Dolby Laboratories Inc. to deliver new-release and catalog titles mastered in Dolby Vision, the high dynamic range (HDR) format and playback solution, to home entertainment distribution partners this year.

The studios are Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM).

Dolby Vision is a complement to both HD and 4K.

“With 4K UHD content becoming more prevalent, we are excited to provide consumers an elevated home-viewing experience and showcase our content with Dolby Vision HDR,” Jose Gutierrez, EVP at MGM, said in a statement.

“We could not be more pleased to be working with Dolby to deliver to consumers the ability to watch Universal movies in the most spectacular format possible,” said Michael Bonner, EVP of digital distribution at Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. “Together, we are committed to ensuring that home entertainment consumers can enjoy the richest, most remarkable movie-watching experience yet with Dolby Vision.”

An end-to-end solution, Dolby Vision works from content creation to distribution and is also a universal playback solution.

“These partnerships will ensure a robust Dolby Vision content pipeline and unique visual experience for viewers,” said Curt Behlmer, SVP of content solutions and industry relations at Dolby Laboratories. “

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