First three HD broadcasters in Europe to use Dolby Digital surround sound

September 21, 2005

The first three broadcasters to launch HD television in Europe will feature Dolby Digital surround sound on their channels as an integral part of their service.

The three broadcasters are: the French pay TV operator Canal+ Group, German pay TV operator Premiere, and BSkyB in the UK. Dolby technology will be featured in every receiving set-top box for the high-definition services of these three subscriber platforms.

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