August 21, 2008
Dolby Congratulates the Joint Video Team Standards Committee on Its 2008 Primetime Emmy for Engineering
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) congratulates the Joint Video Team (JVT) Standards Committee for its 2008 Primetime Emmy(R) Engineering Award for developing the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile. The Emmy recognizes the team for its work to enable high-definition images in the H.264/AVC video encoding system to deliver HD video to viewers via satellite, cable, and Blu-ray Disc(TM).
The JVT is comprised of members of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The 2008 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award, presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), recognizes nine contributing companies to the JVT: Broadcom, Docomo, Dolby Laboratories, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Microsoft, Motorola, Panasonic, Sony, and Thomson, as well as ISO, IEC, and ITU.
"The JVT members are a group of dedicated, hard-working engineers focused on improving delivery of HD video signals to viewers, thus improving their entertainment. We congratulate the members of this dedicated committee on this well-deserved Emmy Engineering Award," said Walt Husak, Senior Manager, Electronic Media, Dolby Laboratories. "As a contributing company, Dolby would like to thank the chairs -- Thomas Wiegand, Gary Sullivan, and Ajay Luthra -- for their leadership and determination in creating the High Profile feature set."
The Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards ceremony is August 23, 2008 at the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles. These Emmy Awards are presented to individuals, companies, or organizations for engineering developments that greatly improve existing technologies or, through innovation, improve television transmission, recording, or reception.
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