Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment are to encode movies and TV shows in the UltraViolet Common File Format using Dolby Digital Plus, enabling UltraViolet users to view content with Dolby Digital Plus sound.
The UltraViolet CFF is due to launch later this year, following work done by DECE members to develop the format, which is designed to play in all UltraViolet players with DECE-approved DRMs.
The CFF is also designed to allow users to move or copy a downloaded file between UltraViolet media player apps and devices, allowing them to pay the movie or show on any device without having to download it multiple times.
Dolby Digital Plus is currently enabled across more than one billion devices in the marketplace, according to Dolby.
“The movies and television shows from Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. are legendary,” said Ron Geller, vice-president, worldwide content relations, Dolby. “These studios continue to create compelling entertainment that delights audiences around the world. Dolby is proud to serve as their trusted partner for UltraViolet CFF and apply our nearly 50 years of audio and video innovation to help ensure that the quality of the UltraViolet enabled entertainment experience exceeds every consumer expectation.”