Hathway Cable & Datacom has selected Dolby Digital Plus as the audio codec for its HD set-top boxes. Hathway is the leading cable television services provider in India, as well as one of the leading cable broadband services providers. Hathway offers cable television services across 140 cities and towns and high-speed cable broadband services across 20 cities.
Using Dolby Digital Plus, Hathway HD subscribers will be able to experience the magic of up to 7.1 channels of surround sound, designed to transform the way people can enjoy their favorite sports, movies, and television programs.
Dolby Digital Plus has been adopted by the world’s leading TV and set-top box manufacturers, as well as broadcasters and operators, to provide consumers with full digital surround sound and stereo sound in a highly bandwidth-efficient single audio stream solution. Dolby Digital Plus is quickly becoming one of the leading broadcast audio standards for HDTV services across the globe.
Talking about the collaboration with Dolby, Mr. Jagdish Kumar, Managing Director and CEO, Hathway Cable & Datacom Ltd, said, “With digitization, the broadcast industry in India is evolving at a fast pace by delivering better and more enhanced quality of services to consumers. Our association with Dolby is a great opportunity for us to combine the great visual experience with unmatched Dolby Digital Plus surround sound, delivering pulsating cinema-inspired experiences to audiences at home. The collaboration reinforces our commitment to provide the best of in-home entertainment services to Hathway subscribers across 140 cities and towns in India.”
Dolby Digital Plus is a sophisticated audio system based on Dolby Digital. It is designed to adapt to the changing demands of future entertainment delivery while retaining compatibility with existing Dolby Digital 5.1-channel home theater systems.