Dolby Provides Surround Sound For Athens Games

Athens, Greece--Dolby Laboratories has announced that it is providing equipment and personnel to enable Athens Olympic Broadcasting (AOB) to deliver the XXVIII Summer Games events in Dolby surround sound.
Dolby has provided equipment and personnel so that the sound from the various venues at the Summer Games can be delivered in multichannel audio to the networks.
Multichannel audio from selected venues will be captured and delivered to the networks using Dolby E for distribution to digital services and Dolby Pro Logic II for analog services or those limited to two-channel audio. Networks will be able to add dialog and other elements to the stream and deliver it to their viewers in Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, or other sound formats.
Dolby has supplied AOB with Dolby E encoders and decoders (DP571 and DP572), Dolby Pro Logic II encoders (DP563), Dolby multichannel audio reference decoders (DP564), and measurement tools including bitstream analyzers (DM100) and loudness meters (LM100).
"Dolby is proud to be able to provide AOB with the means to deliver a high-quality surround sound experience to networks all over the globe," said Tom Daily, director, Pro Audio Marketing at Dolby Laboratories. "The Olympics broadcasts may be widest-reaching surround sound presentation in the world."
Dolby Laboratories