Paramount Pictures has chosen DTS’ DTS-HD codec as a surround sound format for its UltraViolet Common File Format (CFF) catalogue. Paramount plans to deliver its catalogue of UltraViolet movies with DTS soundtracks later this year.
"Since launching UltraViolet, we've made numerous enhancements to the user experience, and the introduction of CFF will continue that trajectory," said Mark Teitell, general manager of the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem DECE. "As a founder of DECE, DTS has been instrumental in developing CFF audio specifications that help enable a premium experience for CFF users, and this announcement is another key indicator of that promise now coming to market."
UltraViolet takes advantage of cloud-based access and allows users to download and stream their entertainment collections any time and anywhere for viewing on TV screens, PCs, tablets, mobile phones and other connected devices. It also enables transferring or copying a downloaded CFF file featuring a DTS-encoded soundtrack directly to an UltraViolet CFF-compatible app or hardware device, allowing playback of the files on portable devices.
"A good movie experience leaves a lasting impression on people," said Amy Reinhard, executive vice president and general manager, Paramount Domestic Home Media Distribution. "By marrying our robust content library with DTS' advanced surround sound technology, we can deliver a memorable cinematic surround sound experience for our customers at home, or on any UltraViolet-compatible connected device."