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DTS to showcase IPTV surround audio for network delivery

The new DTS line-up includes IPTV service operators such as FTO and Free who rely on DTS Digital Surround processing.
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At IBC, DTS will showcase its latest surround sound audio technology across IPTV broadcast services for the first time.

DTS said show attendees will get to experience its high-quality immersive surround sound emitted over several broadcast networks that leverage recent developments with DTS partners: Ateme, Ericsson, Free, Intel and ST Microelectronics. The DTS sound will be distributed across four screens — television, computer, car and mobile device.

The new DTS line-up includes IPTV service operators such as FTO and Free who rely on DTS Digital Surround processing to offer viewers a fuller, more realistic home audio experience, and Ateme products, including the Kyrion encoder/transcoder, which will integrate both DTS 5.1 and Neural Surround Sound technologies for imminent implementation. Ateme encodes the source material from the content owner and puts it into a usable format for broadcast.

DTS will also show network distribution hardware from Ericsson that boasts DTS 5.1 integration to a broadcast head-end, sending the encoded content through a signal to the network/set-top box. Also, Freebox, among other set-top box manufacturers, has a decoder with built-in DTS 5.1 and Neural Surround Sound integration. Freebox’s set-top offering includes the capabilities of a media player for IPTV compatibility

Finally, DTS will show Intel and ST Microelectronics chipsets with DTS technology that accelerate the audio processing within the set-top box.

Together, the company said, the above components support a complete IPTV broadcast ecosystem to extend the entertainment standard to the growing trend of Internet and mobile-ready platforms.