Dolby Laboratories is collaborating with Top Victory Investments to promote the adoption of the Dolby AC-4 standard in its affiliate TP Vision’s televisions, for next generation broadcast systems and streaming internet content. This collaboration follows the recent commitments from Sony Visual Products and Vizio to promote Dolby AC-4.
Dolby AC-4 enables delivery of ‘premium consumer experiences’ to devices, and is available now for product development, targeted for availability in consumer TVs starting in 2017.
“With Dolby AC-4 already available in the DVB Audio/Video Toolbox for use in DVB broadcast systems, collaborating with Dolby will ensure that we have this new technology ready in our products when it becomes adopted by country standards in our key markets,” said Tim Vanvaerenbergh, senior product manager, TP Vision. “As the manufacturer of Philips branded TVs worldwide (excluding North America, India and mainland China), we are excited to bring enhanced audio experiences to our customers.”
Dolby AC-4 is designed to provide more efficient delivery of high-quality experiences, alternate language versions, and services for hearing-impaired and visually impaired audiences, while providing a platform for new experiences from broadcast and internet OTT services.
“We are very excited to add TP Vision to the growing list of CE manufacturers, SOC providers, and professional partners who support Dolby AC-4,” said Giles Baker, senior vice president, broadcast business group, Dolby. “Dolby is committed to enabling powerful next generation audio experiences to consumers in the living room with Dolby AC-4 technology, and our collaboration with TP Vision brings us one step closer to delivering on this goal.”
Dolby will work closely with device OEMs including TP Vision, Sony Visual Products and Vizio, as well as broadcasters and OTT service providers to progress the industry’s experience and increase consumer awareness of next generation audio entertainment experiences delivered in Dolby AC-4.