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DIRECTV Will Now Have 20 Channels in Dolby Digital 5.1  Print E-mail
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Written by AVRev.com   
Tuesday, 11 June 2002

DIRECTV announced today that it now offers more than 20 channels in Dolby® Digital 5.1. Recently adding Dolby Digital 5.1 to standard-definition and high-definition premium movie channels, DIRECTV presents 10 pay-per-view movie channels and a special event channel with Dolby Digital scheduled on an ad-hoc basis.

The 11 premium channels that DIRECTV offers in Dolby Digital are Starz! East, Starz! West, SHOWTIME East, SHOWTIME West, SHOWTIME 2 East, SHOWTIME Showcase, SHOWTIME Extreme, SHOWTIME HDTV, HBO East, HBO West, and HBO HDTV. For each of these channels, DIRECTV delivers a Dolby Digital multichannel audio feed in addition to an MPEG two-channel (stereo) audio feed. HDNet, a sports and entertainment high-definition channel, provides a portion of its programming in Dolby Digital.

To receive DIRECTV programming in Dolby Digital, customers must purchase a Dolby Digital-enabled DIRECTV Receiver, which is available from authorized DIRECTV retailers nationwide. More than 10 million US households are equipped with Dolby Digital 5.1 home receivers and an estimated 3.8 million satellite set-top boxes are able to deliver a Dolby Digital 5.1 audio stream. As the number of Dolby 5.1-channel devices continues to rise, more networks will be broadcasting in Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.







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