Edgeware, the pioneer of TV-specific content delivery networks, has announced that its TV delivery systems now support the online delivery of Dolby Atmos surround sound for playout on home entertainment systems.
Based on the concept of audio objects, Dolby Atmos allows audio elements to be mixed as a single object that can be independently placed in a three-dimensional space. Delivered on-line via a TV CDN, this allows filmmakers to decide exactly where specific sounds should originate around the viewer and where they should move as the scene develops.
“We specialise in delivering TV and movie content, not simply web traffic that happens to include video,” said Richard Brandon, CMO at Edgeware. “So supporting audio and video enhancements like Dolby Atmos is really important in enabling our customers to create amazing TV.”