DTS Launches DTS-HD® Layered Audio Technology to Enable Online Services to Efficiently Stream Audio at Various Bit-Rates from a

  DTS Launches DTS-HD® Layered Audio Technology to Enable Online Services to
  Efficiently Stream Audio at Various Bit-Rates from a Single Encode

 Targeting Next Generation Streaming Formats Like MPEG-DASH, DTS-HD^® Layered
   Audio Provides Online Media Services An Elegant One-Stream Solution For
          Adaptive Bit-Rate Audio At A Fraction Of The Storage Cost

2013 NAB Show

Business Wire

CALABASAS, Calif. -- April 08, 2013

DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions and
audio enhancement technologies today announced the launch of its new DTS-HD^®
Layered Audio technology, designed to enable online media services to offer
adaptive bit-rate audio streaming from a single encode. DTS-HD Layered Audio
utilizes advanced features of the DTS-HD codec to create and efficiently store
adaptive bit-rate audio streams from a single encode, allowing online media
services to better accommodate the challenging network conditions of
over-the-top (OTT) broadband video streaming and deliver a better consumer
experience. DTS will be demonstrating this technology in conjunction with
partners Manzanita Systems, Unified Streaming and castLabs, streaming in
MPEG-DASH at the DTS booth at NAB 2013 (SU8514).

Manzanita Systems (NAB booth SU6908) was the first to integrate DTS-HD Layered
Audio into their Manzanita MP4 Multiplexer (MP4Mux v2.0) to be released in
May. “Manzanita Systems is excited to incorporate DTS' latest technology for
enabling high efficiency adaptive bit-rate audio for our customers,” said CEO,
Greg Vines. “DTS-HD Layered Audio allows services to stream using adaptive
bit-rate audio at almost no additional storage cost over a single encode—a
great benefit for today's challenging network environments.”

Unified Streaming has implemented support for DTS-HD Layered Audio in their
Unified Streaming Platform (USP), which provides real-time transmuxing
(changing the container format) to enable a single source to feed output to a
wide range of different streaming formats. The USP was released at the end of
Q1 2013. “DTS-HD Layered Audio is a unique and innovative approach to enabling
adaptive bit-rate audio streaming from a single encode with minimal overhead,"
said Arjen Wagenaar, CTO of Unified Streaming. “Such a simple, elegant
solution was an obvious fit for our products, whose primary purpose is to
easily deliver adaptive streaming to any screen, any device from a single
source.”

“We designed our Layered Audio technology with bandwidth limitations, server
resource efficiency and consumer enjoyment in mind,” said Mark Johnson, vice
president of streaming and media solutions, DTS Inc. “Our goal at DTS is to
deliver the best quality, immersive audio experience possible. DTS-HD Layered
Audio helps enable this under some of the most challenging broadband
conditions in a manner that is both efficient and cost effective, and it fully
works with our suite of existing DTS-HD encoders and decoders."

Benefits of DTS-HD Layered Audio include:

  *Enables adaptive bit-rate audio streaming at almost no additional cost
    from a single encode
  *Ideal for live streaming, eliminating the need to time align multiple
    encodes of the same track at various bit-rates
  *Smaller storage footprint compared to traditional adaptive bit-rate audio
    solutions

DTS' Layered Audio Demonstration at NAB (Booth SU8514) includes:

  *Content prepared by Manzanita Systems' MP4 Multiplexer (MP4Mux) including
    DTS-HD Layered Audio streams
  *Unified Streaming’s USP performing dynamic transformation of DTS-HD
    Layered Audio content and delivering it in MPEG-DASH streaming format
  *castLabs MPEG-DASH player with DTS-HD Layered Audio support playing the
    content in real-time and providing user-selectable switching between the
    adaptive bit-rate audio streams so users can experience, first-hand, the
    capability of DTS-HD Layered Audio

To learn more about DTS-HD Layered Audio for today’s advanced streaming
formats, please visit DTS at NAB 2013, taking place April 6-11, 2013 in Las
Vegas – booth #SU8514, or view the white paper on the web at
http://www.dts.com/professionals/resources/resource-center.aspx.

For more information about DTS, please visit www.dts.com, or connect with DTS
on Facebook and Twitter (@DTS_Inc).

About DTS, Inc.

DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq:DTSI) is a premier audio solutions provider for
high-definition entertainment experiences—anytime, anywhere, on any device.
DTS’ audio solutions enable delivery and playback of clear, compelling
high-definition audio, which is incorporated by hundreds of licensee customers
around the world, into an array of consumer electronic devices. 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. 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.

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Contact:

Media Contacts:
Melody Demel
Formula PR
dts@formulapr.com
619-234-0345
or
Michael Farino
DTS, Inc.
Michael.farino@dts.com
949-442-5404
 
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