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London—Apr 24, 2009

Dolby and Arqiva Partner to Provide Electronic Delivery to Cinemas

Satellite cinema distribution solution set to simplify delivery of digital content across Europe
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) today launched Dolby® Direct Distribution Services—a pan-European satellite content delivery network for digital cinemas. The service is provided in association with leading digital network solutions provider Arqiva and uses their international satellite infrastructure to distribute feature movies, trailers, and advertising content direct to their participating exhibitors and cinemas throughout Europe.

Dolby Direct Distribution Services will simplify the cinema distribution process, eliminating physical delivery and manual upload of digital content onto individual cinema servers. The new services, coupled with Dolby’s world class JPEG 2000 compression and two-pass encoding system, delivers Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) efficiently without compromising quality. The incredibly low file sizes offered by Dolby DCPs are a key element in the efficient use of satellite as a highly effective delivery platform.

“Dolby is committed to utilizing the most effective methods to deliver cinema content. Our new service using Arqiva’s satellite delivery network offers very exciting opportunities in that area,” said Richard Welsh, Digital Cinema Services Manager, Dolby Laboratories. “Arqiva’s extensive experience in delivering live content via satellite to cinemas, coupled with their core satellite expertise and international infrastructure, makes them an excellent technology partner for this innovative service.”

Arqiva operates at the heart of the broadcast and mobile communications industry and is at the forefront of digital network solutions and services. The company provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, and wireless communications in the UK and has a growing presence in Ireland, mainland Europe, and the United States.

“We see electronic content distribution as the future of cinema and satellite is the most efficient means of delivering content to multiple sites across countries and continents,” said Barrie Woolston, Commercial Director of Arqiva’s satellite and media division. “We are delighted to have entered into this partnership with Dolby which we believe represents an important advance for digital cinema.”
Dolby Contacts: Sales:
DDCinfo@dolby.com

Media Contact:
Joshua Gershman
Dolby Laboratories
415-645-5611
Joshua.gershman@dolby.com
Dolby Web Site:
About Dolby Laboratories, Inc.: Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Directory page Dolby Laboratories, Inc. Web Site About Arqiva:
Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, operates at the heart of the broadcast, satellite and mobile communications markets.   The company is at the forefront of network solutions and services in the digital world. Arqiva provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK and has a significant presence in Ireland, mainland Europe and the USA. Customers include major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and the independent radio groups, major telco providers including the UK's five mobile network operators, and the emergency services.
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