Paramount Using DTS Audio for UltraViolet Releases16 Jul, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Studio combining updated UltraViolet format with DTS audio for future home entertainment releases
Paramount Domestic Home Media Distribution July 16 said it plans to deliver its catalog of UltraViolet movies paired with DTS soundtracks in the second half of 2013, following the launch of UltraViolet Common File Format (CFF).
UltraViolet CFF is designed to play in all UltraViolet players and work with DECE-approved embedded digital rights management software. It is intended to avoid the problem of different file formats for different players and to make it possible to copy files from player and player, according to Mark Teitell, GM of the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem, which manages implementation of the cloud-based digital storage platform.
“Since launching UltraViolet, we’ve made numerous enhancements to the user experience, and the introduction of CFF will continue that trajectory,” Teitell said in a statement.
With UltraViolet, consumers can download and stream their movies on TVs, PCs, tablets, mobile phones and other connected devices. The UltraViolet CFF is said to improve the efficiency of content ownership and playback. It also enables transferring or copying a downloaded CFF file featuring a DTS-encoded soundtrack directly to an UltraViolet CFF-compatible app or hardware device, facilitating playback of those downloaded movie files on portable devices.
“A good movie experience leaves a lasting impression on people,” said Amy Reinhard, EVP and GM of Paramount Domestic Home Media Distribution. “By marrying our content library with DTS’s advanced surround sound technology, we can deliver a memorable cinematic surround sound experience for our customers at home, or on any UltraViolet-compatible connected device.”