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Two Dolby Digital 5.1 Programs Nominated for Emmy Awards

(August 01, 2001)
Two shows broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1 have been nominated in the Sound Mixing category for the 53rd Annual Emmy Awards, to be held on September 8 in Pasadena, California. Dolby Digital is the most advanced multichannel audio technology available in the broadcast industry. The nominated shows are:


61* • HBO
Face Productions, Inc., in association with HBO Films

Jeff Wexler, production mixer; Matthew Iadarola, re-recording mixer;
Gary Gegan, re-recording mixer; Gary J. Coppola, re-recording mixer


Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band • HBO
Thrill Hill Productions in association with HBO Original Programming

Toby Scott, production mixer; Bob Clearmountain, re-recording mixer

"We are very pleased to see these two shows, which are broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1, nominated for Emmys," said Tom Daily, Marketing Director, Professional Audio for Dolby Laboratories. "We believe it is a testament to the added entertainment value that Dolby Digital brings to the viewing experience."

US networks currently broadcasting in Dolby Digital 5.1 include ABC, DirecTV, Dish Network, HBO, PBS, Showtime, and STARZ! More than 60 programs and films are currently being broadcast in Dolby Digital. For a listing of programs broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, please see Digital Television Shows Presented in Dolby Digital 5.1, located at

Dolby Laboratories estimates that by the end of 2001, ten million US households will have a set-top box capable of playing Dolby Digital 5.1 via DBS and/or digital cable. Dolby also estimates that more than nine million US households will be equipped with Dolby Digital 5.1 home receivers. As the number of Dolby 5.1-channel devices continues to rise, more networks are broadcasting in Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.

About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories is the developer of signal processing systems used worldwide in applications that include motion picture sound, consumer entertainment products and media, broadcasting, and music recording. Based in San Francisco with European headquarters in England, the privately held company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please visit

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