UCN to offer Dolby Digital Plus on HD STBs

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NAGPUR, INDIA: Dolby Laboratories Inc. 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.

Ajay Khamankar, director, UCN, said: "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."

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 the best TV viewing experience 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 HD, and many more.

Pankaj Kedia, country manager, Dolby Laboratories India, said: "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, UCN will bring an exceptional entertainment experience to their consumers -from sports, drama, reality TV, and movies-right into their living rooms."