announces an international agreement with ATEME
to integrate DTS Neural Surround technology into its TITAN range of video transcoders, (click to tweet) enabling surround sound in the latest generation of IPTV, OTT and VOD services. This collaboration offers an end-to-end solution that allows broadcasters and service providers to deliver premium entertainment content with immersive audio into the home.
As high speed fiber and ADSL networks continue to expand in order to keep up with the growing demand, ABI Research estimates that worldwide fiber broadband subscriber numbers will more than double by 2016 to 142 million subscribers, up from 69.6 million in 2011. Consumers are increasingly using higher bandwidth services - such as IPTV, OTT & VOD services.
Leading ISP Free SAS (part of the Iliad Group) can now provide the next generation of VOD services that utilize DTS high-quality audio to deliver a superior audio experience to its Freebox subscribers. In a crowded marketplace, Free recognizes that by delivering VOD with high quality audio it can clearly differentiate its offering, and increase subscriber signup and satisfaction and reduce churn.
DTS Neural Surround enables a seamless conversion between stereo and surround sound audio through a special capture, edit, management and delivery process, allowing broadcast production teams to preserve the integrity of the surround mix while transmitting in a stereo format at the highest possible resolution. DTS Neural Surround UpMix technology can output 5.1 or 7.1 multi-channel surround sound from stereo or 5.1 source material, while DTS Neural Surround DownMix technology can output stereo or 5.1 content from 5.1 or 7.1 multi-channel source audio. DTS Neural Surround supports legacy audio codecs, such as MPEG, and is a low latency solution that can be edited and monitored in stereo. The end result is that DTS audio solutions deliver an incredible surround sound experience, without a massive impact on broadband bandwidth.