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UCN Set-Top Boxes Offer Dolby Digital Plus

Dolby Laboratories announced that UCN’s HD Set-Top Boxes (STBs) will feature the Dolby Digital Plus audio codec.

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UCN to offer Dolby Digital Plus on its HD Set-Top Boxes

Nagpur, December 19, 2013 – Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today announced that UCN, one of Maharashtra’s leading multi-system operators, has selected Dolby® Digital Plus™ as the audio codec for its HD set-top boxes. With Dolby Digital Plus, UCN HD subscribers will experience the capability of up to 7.1 channels of surround sound, designed to transform the way people experience their favorite sports, movies, and television programs.

“With the onset of the digitization in India, the broadcast industry is evolving with a promise to deliver enhanced quality services to the end consumer. This association with Dolby is an excellent opportunity for us to combine a great HD picture with superior Dolby surround sound. We have always aimed to deliver the best cinematic entertainment experiences for our subscribers,” said Ajay Khamankar, Director, UCN.

With UCN’s HD set-top boxes featuring Dolby Digital Plus, consumers will be able to enjoy Dolby surround sound by connecting their home theater to their HD set-top box and the HDTV, giving them one of the best possible TV viewing experiences at home. UCN will offer a complete entertainment experience across a bouquet of channels including the STAR HD network, Colors HD, Movies Now HD, Discovery HD, NGC, and many more.

“Our collaboration with UCN marks an important milestone in the adoption of Dolby Digital Plus in India’s Cable TV services, which is undergoing a massive transformation with the ongoing digitization. At Dolby, we strive to bring to life superior entertainment experiences for audiences using innovative technology. With Dolby Digital Plus, we believe UCN will be able to bring an exceptional entertainment experience to their consumers -from sports, drama, reality TV, and movies-right into their living rooms,” said Pankaj Kedia, Country Manager, Dolby Laboratories India.

About Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, adopted by the world’s leading broadcasters and operators, as well as the world’s leading TV and set-top box manufacturers, provides consumers with full digital surround sound. Dolby Digital Plus is a sophisticated audio system based on Dolby Digital. It is designed to adapt to the changing demands of future entertainment delivery while retaining compatibility with existing Dolby Digital 5.1-channel home theater systems.

About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For nearly 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and meaningful in Dolby. For more information, please visit