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AC4 codec needed for 'true accessibility'

AC4 codec needed for 'true accessibility'

Stemming from Sky’s announcement that they are making Game of Thrones accessible to the visually impaired, Advanced Television published a follow-up article from a response they received from Rick Moore of the UK’s Royal National Institute for the Blind.

Rick says, “While Dolby have embraced this and developed a way of overlaying the AD soundtrack onto an Atmos audio file, TV broadcasters, movie studios and Blu-Ray manufacturers are slow to adopt this AC-4 codec. With TV shows like Game of Thrones being broadcast in Atmos, along with many Netflix series and original movies, sports broadcasts and documentaries picking up the ultra-real effects of Atmos sound, isn’t it something we, as people with sight loss, should be shouting about?”

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