After engaging in a legal battle over DISH Network's AutoHop feature, which allows customers to skip through commercials, DISH and Disney have agreed to an expansive new deal. As part of their partnership, both companies have dropped their lawsuits and DISH will now gain expanded coverage of Disney content, including online streaming distribution rights.
Wednesday, 05 March 2014
As noted in January, the PS3 has been a great all-around media device, and it continues to be a top option with the new consoles still in their media option infancy. But missing among features like Blu-ray playback, DLNA compatibility, and streaming apps enjoyed by millions, has been access to HBO's streaming content. Today's addition of HBO Go brings the PS3 one of its most-wanted apps.
Onkyo and Imagination Technologies have announced a partnership aimed at developing high quality streaming wireless audio systems. As part of the agreement, Onkyo is licensing Imagination's proprietary Caskeid and FlowCloud audio technologies.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Dolby Laboratories has partnered with Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures to help the filmmakers behind this year's new 'Godzilla' film mix the blockbuster in Dolby Atmos. Where previous sound formats have been channel-based (ie, limited to 5.1 or 7.1 channels), Atmos revolutionized surround sound with the introduction of "object-based" mixing, which allows 1) sound designers to place one object (like a helicopter) anywhere in a 360 degree surround sound environment with much more precision and control, and 2) any Atmos mix to scale for cinema houses with as few as 9.1 or as many as 64.4 available channels. It is truly the most immersive surround sound format ever created.