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DTS Surround Sound Hits Rovi Entertainment Store

DTS, Inc. announced that CinemaNow and other digital video storefronts powered by Rovi will soon offer content incorporating DTS-HD surround sound audio.

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DTS Surround Sound Experience Coming to Digital Entertainment Services Enabled by the Rovi Entertainment Store via Samsung’s Connected Televisions and Blu-ray™ Players

DTS-HD® Allows Viewers to Unlock the Full Potential of Streaming Movies and TV Shows by Pairing High-Resolution Video with Powerful Multi-Channel Surround Sound

CALABASAS, Calif. — DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced that Rovi-enabled digital video entertainment storefronts will soon be pairing their movie and TV show libraries with powerful DTS-HD® surround sound. Samsung’s 2013 connected TVs and Blu-ray players will be the first products to benefit from streaming DTS-HD encoded content.

DTS-HD is a high performance discrete audio codec designed specifically to enable streaming services to deliver content to consumers in immersive 5.1 surround sound.

“Streaming has a very bright future and we are excited about collaborating with Samsung, Rovi and the services it powers—such as Best Buy’s CinemaNow—to deliver an unrivaled audio experience to consumers,” said Brian Towne, chief operating officer and executive vice president at DTS. “We are committed to delivering the industry’s most immersive streaming audio solutions, and believe that consumers will appreciate the engaging entertainment experience that DTS-HD surround sound brings to their living rooms.”

Shipping on newly produced 2013 models of Samsung’s connected products and soon available as a firmware update to existing 2013 Samsung products, the Best Buy CinemaNow app—a platform enabled by Rovi Entertainment Store, a leading technology solution that powers the creation, distribution, discovery, and enjoyment of entertainment at-home or on-the-go—is the first service to offer customers access to DTS-HD encoded content. DTS is currently working with other Rovi-enabled streaming video services to provide their customers with the added entertainment value of DTS-HD surround sound.

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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.