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Studios, Dolby Reaffirm Commitment to Ultra HD Blu-ray

4 Jan, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel



Lionsgate, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Jan. 4 reiterated plans to release Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc titles this year in high dynamic range (HDR) imaging through Dolby Vision.

The studios, along with Dolby Laboratories, made the announcement at CES in Las Vegas.

Dolby Vision is currently used on more than 80 studio releases, in addition to more than 100 hours of original content across over-the-top video providers globally.

“With Ultra HD Blu-ray, we are able to scale faster to meet the growing demand for Dolby Vision content globally,” Curt Behlmer, SVP of content solutions and industry relations at Dolby, said in a statement.

Dolby is no stranger to Blu-ray, incorporating its Atmos three-dimensional audio format on myriad releases, including American Sniper, “Game of Thrones,” (Warner), Hancock (Sony), John Wick (Lionsgate), Mission: Impossible (Paramount), and Minions (Universal), among others.

“Lionsgate is committed to being at the forefront of cutting edge technology for expanding the choices and enriching the experience of our home entertainment consumers,” said Ron Schwartz, president of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Eddie Cunningham, president of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, said Dolby Vision affords consumers (with a compatible TV) the “best possible” home entertainment experience for movies and TV shows.

“The Ultra HD Blu-ray format is poised to experience an exciting proliferation of cross-industry support in 2017,” he said.


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