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Harmonic: Delivering next-generation media and entertainment with Dolby AC-4

Harmonic: Delivering next-generation media and entertainment with Dolby AC-4

2018 will stand out as the year that the first generation of UHD services started to scale, with over 50 commercial services worldwide, more than 125 live TV channels with 4K resolution and thousands of hours of VOD programming. With the move to UHD, the consumer video experience keeps getting better. But it is not just the video quality that is getting better, it is also the services supported by UHD. These include features, such as high dynamic range imaging and Next Generation Audio, which together deliver a new and improved consumer experience. When it comes to audio, next-generation codecs such as Dolby AC-4 are enabling a slew of enhanced audio experiences (i.e., more immersive and personalised) that consumers have shown they want.

For anyone who is involved in the creation or delivery of media and entertainment experiences for broadcast or streaming, it is important to understand what these new audio features are and how they will be rolled out. This paper outlines the market and industry drivers that are creating the demand for Next Generation Audio codecs...

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