Channels Opt to Broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1

Feb 3, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Four more channels have announced that they will be delivering high-quality Dolby Digital 5.1 sound to their viewers to complement their HD programming. Bravo HD+, Cinemax HD, The Movie Channel HD and Spice HD all use Dolby Digital broadcasting equipment.

Bravo HD began broadcasting in Dolby Digital 5.1 last year and will feature series such as The West Wing and the 2004 Summer Olympics, as well as arts and entertainment, including Cirque du Soleil's Varekai, Image Entertainment's Music in High Places concert specials, Mozart: Così fan Tutte, and Santana and Branford Marsalis in concert in Dolby Digital 5.1.

Cinemax HD began broadcasting in Dolby Digital 5.1 on November 12, 2003. Content presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 includes feature films such as Catch Me If You Can, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Antwone Fisher, Road to Perdition, Old School, Solaris and Ghost Ship. The Movie Channel HD and Spice HD launched services on December 1; both will present original programming in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spice HD will offer more than 1,200 hours of native HD programming.

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