Bowie Live Concert To Be Broadcast In DTS Digital Surround To Cinemas Via DVB 
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Monday, 08 September 2003

DTS will be releasing a 5.1 surround sound transmission of a live concert by David Bowie, from the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, to cinemas across Europe and North America.

Broadcast live in 5.1-channel DTS 96/24 digital surround sound on September 8 in London, Paris, Munich and Zurich and re-broadcast on
September 15 in the US and Canada, the event will demonstrate DTS' end-to-end solution for alternative E-cinema programming.

DTS will be encoding the multi-channel audio feed at the concert venue, using its CAE-5 professional broadcast encoder. The DTS encoded signal will be fed to TANDBERG MPEG2 encoding equipment for global satellite delivery coordinated by live cinema events organizer Quantum Digital. The signal received at the designated cinema sites, using TANDBERG Integrated Receiver Decoder devices, will be fed to DTS' new XD10 Digital Cinema Media player, which will output the 96kHz 24 bit-quality surround sound audio.

Produced by Sony Music and digitally delivered globally by the UK based Quantum Digital Network, this broadcast event will mark the launch of David Bowie’s new album, Reality, which will be released September 15 on Iso Columbia Records. The 90-minute show will be broadcast simultaneously to cinemas via satellite. Cinemas presenting the broadcast in DTS Digital Surround in Europe include Odeon West End in London, CinemaxX in Munich, Cinemax in Zurich and MK2 in Paris.

Engineered to deliver up to 10 channels of scalable digital surround sound (expandable to 16 channels), the XD10 is an expandable media solution for pre-show and feature film presentation. The XD10 is compatible with both traditional film playback and emerging D-cinema technologies. An internal hard drive is used as the film sound signal source while two DVD drives enable download of film sound information to the hard drive. The XD10 will automatically load and store up to 30 full length film soundtracks.

The XD10 is also capable of playing back enhanced video for alternate media and has networking and pre-show programming features for an integrated presentation.







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