Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Choose Dolby for the Sound of

  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. Home
  Entertainment Choose Dolby for the Sound of UltraViolet Content

UltraViolet innovators choose Dolby Digital Plus for their Common File Format
           offering to deliver a premium surround sound experience

Business Wire

BURBANK, Calif. -- January 7, 2013

Dolby Laboratories, Inc., a pioneer in advancing the science of sight and
sound to make entertainment more engaging and lifelike, today announced that
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. Home
Entertainment will encode thousands of movies and television programs in the
UltraViolet™ Common File Format (CFF) using Dolby^® Digital Plus™, the premium
audio standard for mobile and connected entertainment.

UltraViolet provides consumers with a unique way to conveniently enjoy their
movies and TV shows. By taking full advantage of the benefits of the cloud,
consumers can download and stream their entertainment collections anytime,
anywhere for viewing on TV screens, personal computers, tablets, and mobile
phones. Once the UltraViolet CFF launches later this year, Sony Pictures Home
Entertainment, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will
deliver thousands of movies and TV series with Dolby Digital Plus sound.
Already the choice of leading online movie services that deliver surround
sound, Dolby Digital Plus ensures that UltraViolet consumers can enjoy the
experience the artist imagined. Dolby Digital Plus is currently enabled across
more than one billion devices in the marketplace.

“The movies and television shows from Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, and
Warner Bros. are legendary,” said Ron Geller, Vice President, Worldwide
Content Relations, Dolby. “These studios continue to create compelling
entertainment that delights audiences around the world. Dolby is proud to
serve as their trusted partner for UltraViolet CFF and apply our nearly 50
years of audio and video innovation to help ensure that the quality of the
UltraViolet enabled entertainment experience exceeds every consumer
expectation.”

The UltraViolet CFF improves the efficiency of the content-supply chain while
greatly enhancing how consumers experience their favorite entertainment. It
also empowers consumers to move or copy a downloaded CFF file directly among
UltraViolet CFF-compatible media player apps and hardware devices from
multiple brands, allowing them to play the downloaded movies they own on their
mobile, tablet, PC, and connected devices without having to download the
content multiple times.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Dolby to create an optimized content
experience for UltraViolet consumers,” said Richard Berger, Sony Pictures Home
Entertainment’s Senior Vice President, Global Digital Strategy and Operations.
“Sony Pictures strongly believes that audio is an integral part of the
entertainment experience, and as a leader in premium audio, Dolby is an ideal
partner to deliver that immersive aural experience.”

“We work with partners who believe in putting audiences right in the center of
the action as much as we do,” said Joseph Cates, Senior Vice President,
Technology, for Universal Pictures. “Universal is proud to work with Dolby to
deliver immersive sound wherever it matters to people.”

“We’re always exploring new ways to advance the home entertainment experience
for our consumers,” said Darcy Antonellis, President and Chief Technology
Officer, Warner Bros. Technical Operations. “Dolby Digital Plus will deliver
the audio quality they demand while providing a convenient way to enjoy
content across numerous devices through UltraViolet. We’re very excited to
offer this in the coming year.”

Dolby to Help Lead Growth of UltraViolet

As a reflection of its leadership in the development of UltraViolet, Dolby was
elected to serve on the Management Committee of Digital Entertainment Content
Ecosystem (DECE), the consortium of more than 80 companies behind the new
home-entertainment standard. In this role, Dolby will contribute its
considerable expertise in the science of sensational clarity to advancing
UltraViolet both technically and in the marketplace.

“Dolby’s contribution to the design, launch, and ongoing evolution of
UltraViolet has been tremendous,” said Mark Teitell, General Manager, DECE.
“Given the investment of expertise and resources that Dolby has made to help
drive UltraViolet, this acknowledgement of the company’s leadership role
within DECE is richly deserved.”

About Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are
essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and
best known for high-quality audio and surround sound, Dolby creates
innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go.
For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please
visit www.dolby.com.

About Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
company. SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of
Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture
production and distribution; television production and distribution; home
entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital
content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development
of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of
entertainment in 159 countries. For additional information, go
tohttp://www.sonypictures.com/.

About Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios
(www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies
in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and
information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable
portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture
company, significant television production operations, a leading television
stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a
controlling 51 percent interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49 percent
stake.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros.
Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment,
technical operations, and antipiracy businesses in order to maximize current
and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its
inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged
goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic
sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online, and mobile
channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online
video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third-party
retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through
www.WBShop.com.

Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby Digital Plus is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. UltraViolet is a
trademark of DECE. Blu-ray Disc is a trademark of Blu-ray Disc Association.
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Contact:

Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Brian Domingo, 415-558-0164
brian.domingo@dolby.com
 
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