/
06.13.2002 12:00AM
DirecTV Increases Number of Channels Offering Dolby Digital
DirecTV recently added Dolby Digital 5.1 sound to its SD and HD premium movie channels, bringing the number of its Dolby-enabled channels to more than 20.

DirecTV has 10 pay-per-view movie channels, including Starz!, Showtime and HBO channels, and a special event channel with Dolby Digital scheduled on an ad-hoc basis. The company delivers a Dolby Digital multichannel audio feed and an MPEG two-channel (stereo) audio feed for each channel.

The company said the offering was made in order to meet consumer demand for higher-quality sound. To receive programming in Dolby, customers need a Dolby-enabled DirecTV receiver. To date, approximately 10 million U.S. households are equipped with Dolby receivers, and an estimated 3.8 million satellite set-top boxes are able to deliver a Dolby 5.1 audio stream.


Comments
Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found




Thursday 2:01PM
IBC APP Now Available
I downloaded the app and found it useful for my main IBC pitfall


 
Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology