UltraViolet™ to Deliver Room Shaking Surround Sound Powered By DTS

  UltraViolet™ to Deliver Room Shaking Surround Sound Powered By DTS

    Studios Now Able to Deliver Content in Immersive DTS Surround Sound on
                             UltraViolet Platform

Business Wire

CALABASAS, Calif. -- December 11, 2012

DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio and audio
enhancement technologies, today announced that several leading content
solution providers, including Digital Rapids, Elemental Technologies, and
Rovi, now support DTS Express™ surround sound for creation of content in the
UltraViolet™ Common File Format (CFF). DTS Express, part of the DTS-HD® family
of audio solutions found on nearly all Blu-ray Disc™ movies, is fully
optimized for digitally delivered content, providing a high-quality immersive
surround sound experience with the UltraViolet CFF.

“The way the world consumes entertainment is rapidly evolving and UltraViolet
is a great example of the kinds of services emerging from this shift,” said
Brian Towne, chief operating officer and executive vice president at DTS.
“While the content sources may be changing, the demands and expectations for
quality are not, which is why we are thrilled to be working with content
solutions providers to ensure that consumers receive the same high-quality DTS
audio experience that they’ve come to know and demand, directly from
UltraViolet-enabled content.”

“The industry’s development and phase-in of the UltraViolet Common File Format
will bring substantial added benefits to UltraViolet users, and to the
industry,” said Mark Teitell, general manager of the Digital Entertainment
Content Ecosystem (DECE), the industry organization behind UltraViolet. “DTS
has been among the leaders in investing expertise and resources to help bring
CFF to market.”

DTS Express is a high performance adaptive bit rate technology that delivers
an impressive cinematic surround sound experience from content, whether
streamed or downloaded. With the ability to adapt to bit rate changes without
audio dropouts, clicks or pops, as noticed with competing audio solutions, DTS
Express shines when bandwidth is limited and network conditions fluctuate.

DTS Express provides:

  *Constant bit-rates from 64 kbps (2 Channel) and up
  *5.1 channels from 160 kbps to 512 kbps
  *Supports up to 7.1 channelsfrom 288 kbps to 768 kbps
  *Adaptive bit rate capability (without audio anomalies)
  *Backwards compatibility with all legacy products via the DTS real-time
    transcoder

DECE’s UltraViolet platform gives consumers greater flexibility in how and
where they collect, share and enjoy movies and TV shows. Once a movie or TV
show has been added to their UltraViolet collection, users will have options
to stream it on most Internet-connected devices, download it for offline
viewing, or play it back on a disc. Because UltraViolet offers so many viewing
options, users have greater freedom to choose where they want to watch—whether
it’s on a mobile device, computer, smart television, game console, etc.

DTS has been actively working with content solutions partners in support of
the UltraViolet delivery format, CFF. Content creation tools that support CFF
with DTS include Digital Rapids Transcode Manager® 2.0 powered by Kayak,
Elemental® Server from Elemental Technologies, and Rovi TotalCode™. In
addition, a significant effort has also been placed on quality control and
playback tools that ensure a top quality consumer experience. DTS has
partnered with Solekai for validation tool support, CastLabs on an Android
tablet-based media player, and has adapted its DTS-HD MediaPlayer to become a
professional real-time player and quality control tool for CFF confidence
monitoring.

Visit DTS for more information, or connect with DTS on Facebook and Twitter
(@DTS_Inc).

About DTS, Inc.

DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTSI) is dedicated to making digital entertainment exciting,
engaging and effortless by providing state-of-the-art audio technology to more
than a billion consumer electronics products worldwide. From a renowned legacy
as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory
audio format in the Blu-ray Disc standard and is now increasingly deployed in
enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms
of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer
devices. With the acquisition of SRS Labs, DTS strengthens its position as a
leader in providing end-to-end audio solutions to the rapidly growing network
entertainment sector. DTS technology is in car audio systems, digital media
players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smart
phones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray
discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas,
California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland.
DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington,
China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. For further information, please visit www.dts.com. DTS, the Symbol,
and DTS and the Symbol together, are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All
other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. © 2012 DTS,
Inc. All rights reserved.

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Contact:

Formula PR
Melody Demel
(619) 234-0345
dts@formulapr.com
or
DTS, Inc.
Michael Farino
(949) 4426-5404
Michael.farino@dts.com
 
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