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Dolby 5.1 TV Programs Receive 20 Sound Emmy Nominations

(July 21, 2005)

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) announced today that the sound teams for television programs produced and presented in Dolby(R) Digital 5.1 last season received a record 20 sound-related Emmy(R) nominations for the upcoming 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. This number is up significantly from nine last year.

   "It is an honor to be associated with these nominees. We are very proud to provide the television industry's sound teams, producers, and content creators with the tools to deliver exceptional sound to enhance the audience's entertainment experience," said Tom Daily, Marketing Director, Professional Division, Dolby Laboratories.

   The number of episodic television programs with Dolby Digital 5.1 has increased significantly from last year, with CBS, Fox, and NBC adding regularly scheduled episodic programming in Dolby Digital 5.1 in the 2004-2005 season. Networks such as ABC, HBO, and Showtime have been including Dolby Digital 5.1 audio with many of their original primetime programs and movies for several years.


   The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast internationally from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 18. The sound category nominees who have produced their programs in Dolby Digital 5.1 are as follows: 

   Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series 

   CSI: Crime Scene Investigation -- "Down the Drain" -- CBS -- Alliance Atlantis Productions in association with CBSP

   CSI: Miami -- "Lost Son" -- CBS -- CBS Productions and Alliance Atlantis Communications in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Productions

   Lost -- Pilot (Part 1) -- ABC -- Touchstone Television

   24 -- "12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m." -- Fox -- Real Time Productions in association with Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television 

   Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special 

   The Life and Death of Peter Sellers -- HBO -- DeMann Entertainment and Company Pictures Production in association with HBO Films and BBC Films

   Warm Springs -- HBO -- A Deluxe Pictures production in association with HBO Films 

   Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series 

   CSI: Crime Scene Investigation -- "Down the Drain" -- CBS -- Alliance Atlantis Productions in association with CBSP

   Deadwood -- "A Lie Agreed Upon" (Part I) -- HBO -- Red Board Productions and Paramount Television in association with HBO Entertainment

   Lost -- "Outlaws" -- ABC -- Touchstone Television

   24 -- "6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m." -- Fox -- Real Time Productions in association with Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television

   The West Wing -- "2,162 Votes" -- NBC -- John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Inc. 

   Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie 

   Lackawanna Blues -- HBO -- Bellah Films, Good Shepherd Production in association with HBO Films

   The Life and Death of Peter Sellers -- HBO -- DeMann Entertainment and Company Pictures Production in association with HBO Films and BBC Films

   Warm Springs -- HBO -- A Deluxe Pictures production in association with HBO Films 

   Outstanding Multi-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series or Special 

   Two and a Half Men -- "Can You Eat Human Flesh with Wooden Teeth?" -- CBS -- Warner Bros. 

   Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series, Special, or Animation 

   77th Annual Academy Awards -- ABC -- Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

   The 47th Annual Grammy Awards -- CBS -- Cossette Productions, Inc./Ken Ehrlich Productions 

   Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program 

   Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson -- Episode One -- PBS -- Florentine Films in association with WETA Washington, DC 

   Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special 

   Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival (Great Performances) -- PBS -- A co-production of Thirteen/WNET New York and Warner Strategic Marketing 

   Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multiple Camera) 

   American Idol -- 401/402 -- Fox -- FremantleMedia NA, Inc. & 19 TV Ltd. 

   Dolby Laboratories will host the Television Academy's Sound Editing and Sound Mixing Nominees Reception at its Burbank facility this fall. 

   About Dolby Laboratories 

   Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For four decades Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the company has entertainment industry liaison offices in New York and Los Angeles, and licensing liaison offices in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please visit www.dolby.com


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