Advanced Television

Dolby powers China’s DTMB

June 30, 2011

Dolby Laboratories has revealed that Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Digital have been selected as optional technologies for China’s recently released national Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcasting (DTMB) Receiver Specification for set-top boxes and TVs, which will go into effect on November 1s, 2011.

The release of China’s national DTMB Receiver Specification adds to the growing momentum of Dolby Digital Plus in China’s HDbroadcast market. This next-generation coding technology has been adopted by Chinese broadcasters such as Shenzhen Media Group, Jinan Cable and BesTV on terrestrial, cable and IPTV platforms, respectively.  In addition, integrated circuit (IC) companies in China such as NationalChip and HiSilicon are incorporating Dolby Digital Plus into their IC solutions for HD STB products and more than 50 device makers, including Coship, Changhong, Huawei and TCL, have adopted Dolby Digital Plus in their STBs or HDTVs, allowing consumers to enjoy HD audio on their TVs.

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