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Dolby Labs Q1 beats forecasts

Dolby Laboratories’ (DLB) Q1 numbers have impressed the market. Total Q1 revenues were $334.9 million (€310.9m), down from $351.6 million in the same period a year ago, with the revenue fall down to lower shipments in PC, broadcast, consumer electronics and gaming. However, the company continued to witness increased adoption of Dolby Atmos and Dolby […]

February 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

Netflix adds more features to Premium Plan

Netflix has announced new features at no additional cost for subscribers who are already on the Premium plan, choose to upgrade, or are signing up for the first time – Netflix Spatial Audio and more download devices. Netflix’s Premium plan already offers 4K HDR video resolution without ads. Now, with Netflix spatial audio, voewers can […]

February 1, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Spheretrax opens doors to artists

Global music gallery SphereTrax is opening its doors to composers and musicians from all over the world to access and submit musical works to its platform. Music artists can now submit their work for review and submission, and successful entrants will be granted access to SphereTrax’ client base across film, television, advertising and gaming producers. […]

December 6, 2022

StarHub unveils TV+ Pro STB

StarHub has announced TV+ Pro, its latest set-top box with an integrated soundbar offering an immersive TV experience delivered in Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, with audio tuning by Bang & Olufsen. Available from September 20th, new and existing StarHub TV+ customers can watch TV+ content on TV+ Pro at $14.90 monthly with no contract […]

September 19, 2022

Mendes, Audible announce collection of Dickens original adaptations

Audible, a global player in spoken-word entertainment, has announced an exclusive deal with Sam Mendes which will see the Oscar winning director executive produce audio dramas of three of Dickens’ best-loved titles, brought to life by all-star British casts. The first installment in the collection will be a reimagining of Oliver Twist, released exclusively on Audible […]

August 4, 2022

Dolby revenues up; reduces guidance

Dolby Labs surprised analysts with outperforming consensus expectations. The company posted Q1 revenues of $334.37 million (€317.9m) in the period to March 31st 2022 (up from $319.6 million in the same period last year). Kevin Yeaman, CEO, told analysts that the industry Dolby served was still in uncertain times and consequently was reducing its outlook […]

May 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

Dolby crashes 10%

Dolby Laboratories, usually one of the more reliable technology stocks, crashed 10 per cent on February 4th following poor Q1 results and warnings that Covid-based problems were still impacting the business. On the upside the company said it had acquired ultralow-latency specialists Millicast. San Francisco-based Dolby’s numbers saw a near-41 per cent decline in Q1 […]

February 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Survey: US adults value audio quality

Findings from a new survey of US adults (18+ or older) who regularly listen to music, commissioned by immersive entertainment experiences specialist Dolby Laboratories, indicate that many, particularly Gen Z, have recently discovered iconic songs and artists from past decades for the first time while others are rediscovering songs from their past. The research revealed […]

December 6, 2021

HBO Max goes live in Spain and Nordics

HBO Max, the streaming platform from WarnerMedia, has rolled out in the Nordics and Spain, commencing its 27-territory rollout in Europe. HBO Max offers series and movies from Warner Bros, HBO, DC, Cartoon Network and Max Originals in one place. A month-long launch promotion (ending November 30th) has been announced that gives new customers 50 […]

October 26, 2021By Nik Roseveare

TAG Video Systems launches Realtime Media Platform

TAG Video Systems, a specialist in realtime, software-based deep monitoring of linear video workflows, has launched the Realtime Media Platform, an open-source paradigm that monitors, aggregates, manages and utilizes data-driven viewer analytics to provide users with the insight required to build performant linear media systems. The unique, multi-level Realtime Media Platform provides users with the […]

October 6, 2021