Dolby touts Netflix, Amazon support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

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CES 2018 is taking place Jan. 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. (Las Vegas Convention Center)

LAS VEGAS—Dolby is using 2018 CES to tout programmer and distributor support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos while also showing off multiple new devices supporting the technologies.

Dolby said that Netflix now has more than 200 hours of Dolby Vision content including “Stranger Things 2” as well as titles supporting both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos such as “Marvel's The Punisher” and “Bright.”

The company said that Amazon, iQIYI, iTunes, Netflix, Rakuten TV, Tencent Video, VUDU and others support Dolby Vision, while Netflix, Rakuten TV and VUDU support both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Tencent Video recently announced the availability of Dolby Vision on its app for mobile devices in China.


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Dolby said that nearly 200 movies are available in Dolby Vision on iTunes and that Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos in the home.

Dolby also talked up live sports in Dolby Atmos on BT Sport and Sky in the U.K., and its recent live broadcast trials of major sporting events in Dolby Vision.

Dolby said its proposals for dynamic metadata and color representation, which are foundational components of Dolby Vision, are now included within the HDR specification of the ATSC 3.0 next-generation TV standard, and that Dolby AC-4 has been selected for ATSC 3.0 audio.

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“Dolby advances the science of sight and sound to create and enable spectacular experiences,” said Kevin Yeaman, president and CEO of Dolby Laboratories, in a statement. “We are excited to showcase the momentum of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos at CES and to continue to deliver more Dolby experiences to consumers around the world.”

A number of OEMs also announced support for Dolby technologies. Panasonic is bringing Dolby Vision to its UB820 4K UHD Blu-ray player, TCL announced a Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos TV in China and both Hisense and Changhong are expanding support of Dolby Vision to new TV lines.

LG Electronics announced that all 2018 LG OLED and Super UHD TVs will support both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Sony revealed that its 2018 X900F series and A8F Bravia OLED series TVs will support Dolby Vision and that it will launch its first Dolby Vision capable 4K UHD Blu-ray player.

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