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M6 Group adds Linear Acoustic AERO.air audio processor
M6 Group, a French multimedia group that operates terrestrial free TV and digital pay TV, has begun using Linear Acoustic’s AERO.air (5.1) 10-channel TV audio processor and MetaMAX LA-5180 audio metadata frame synchronizer products.
M6’s digital stations include Paris Première, Téva, M6 Music Club, Black et Hits, Série Club, TF6, and W9. In July 2008, M6 began using Linear Acoustic audio processing solutions for each of its channels to upmix the stereo signal to 5.1 audio and for 5.1 and stereo dynamic processing to achieve a consistent loudness level. In addition, the Linear Acoustic solutions are driving Dolby Digital Plus encoders to provide 5.1 surround sound for one of the M6 HD channels.
The next-generation AERO.air (5.1) combines loudness control, upmixing, metadata support, and Dolby Digital audio coding, enabling broadcasters to deliver compelling 5.1-channel surround sound while saving time, money and space.