Voddler, leading next-generation video-on-demand (VOD) provider, and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced the world’s first mobile movie streaming service for smartphones using Dolby® Digital Plus audio. The new app from Voddler delivers cinematic surround sound to Nokia smartphones.
Launched at Mobile World Congress, the Voddler implementation of Dolby Digital Plus audio will provide high quality movie streaming with cinematic Dolby surround sound to select Nokia devices. Available via a downloadable app from the Nokia Store, it is the first VOD service of its kind to deliver immersive surround sound and will initially be available in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Getting full length movies direct to Nokia smartphones with true 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus surround sound is a huge step forward for mobile entertainment. We are delighted with the results from our close collaboration with the Dolby team. It adds a truly cinematic feel to enjoying the best Hollywood and European movies on your mobile device, said Marcus Bäcklund, CEO, Voddler.
With the right Nokia smartphone, consumers can enjoy a truly immersive 5.1 personal surround sound movie experience streamed straight to their mobile, anywhere. Combining Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Headphones creates an outstanding personal surround sound experience over any headphones, and a more natural, engaging experience that can be enjoyed for longer – ideal for movie viewing.
- With video-on-demand becoming increasingly popular in the connected home environment, this is the next step in making the mobile device a fully-fledged member of that connected home family, said Andreas Spechtler, Regional Vice President, EMEA, Dolby Laboratories.
Nokia handsets able to utilize the Dolby Digital Plus-powered Voddler service will include the Nokia 700, Nokia 701, Nokia 603, the new Nokia 803 smartphone when the Belle Feature Pack 1 becomes available during the second quarter of 2012, and the newly announced Nokia 808 PureView smartphone. The service is also available for the popular Nokia N9.
For more information:
Anders Sjöman, Voddler,
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Mark Price, Dolby Laboratories
About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. Visit www.dolby.com for more information. Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Video-on-demand (VOD) service Voddler legally offers the best and most up-to-date movies and TV-series from 35 of the world's leading film studios, including the Hollywood giants. Voddler offers the movie lover instant viewing of both free movies (PLAY), premium titles for rent (RENT) and purchases (EST CLOUD). The company’s proprietary technology offers an unparalleled viewing experience on a large and growing range of internet connected devices such as PCs, MACs, smartphones, tablets and connected TV-screens and enables features such as HD and offline mode. Currently, Voddler has over 1 million registered customers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland and is rapidly expanding internationally.