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TMCNet:  DTS and Moshcam Co-develop New Mobile Application Proof of Concept That Provides Users an Enhanced Mobile Concert Experience

[January 08, 2013]

DTS and Moshcam Co-develop New Mobile Application Proof of Concept That Provides Users an Enhanced Mobile Concert Experience

LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--

DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today announced that it has collaborated with Moshcam-a streaming video service dedicated to bringing live concert experiences to the masses-to make available an all-new app that serves as an extraordinary demonstration of the power of DTS' (News - Alert) technologies in a mobile ecosystem. The Moshcam app utilizes an MPEG-DASH playback engine, provided by castLabs, a leading mobile video technologies and services company, and content is prepared with DTS audio using software provided by Manzanita Systems, a leading provider of essential MPEG software solutions for digital television, VOD, and digital ad insertion. Moshcam brings thousands of the best artists, events and on-demand concerts from around the world to consumers through the Moshcam app, and now with DTS streaming solutions embedded within the app, users will experience a truly immersive surround sound listening environment-putting them in the midst of the crowd.

Moshcam is able to efficiently stream DTS Express™-encoded content to service subscribers through an MPEG-DASH adaptive-bit-rate container file, which can then be decoded via the Moshcam app's embedded media player that was developed by castLabs. The end result is a true concert-like entertainment experience anytime, anywhere.

"We are pleased to be working with Moshcam, castLabs and Manzanita Systems to bring the new Moshcam proof of concept app to fruition," said Brian Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer at DTS. "The end product of the strategic combination of our four companies' combined efforts serves as an incredible testament to the flexibility and efficiency of DTS' advanced audio solutions and their ability to provide an immersive surround sound experience over mobile devices."

"When we first heard our live concert videos enhanced by the DTS surround sound technology, streaming over the Internet, we were blown away. The Moshcam and DTS collaboration is a perfect example of technology and content converging to create something truly spectacular," said Stephen Peach, CEO, Moshcam. "First-rate audio quality has always been a core objective of Moshcam, and this alliance allows us to take that promise to the next level. The DTS audio technology that powers Moshcam's Android (News - Alert) app delivers an online concert experience that is unparalleled in quality and clarity. We are thrilled to be working together and look forward to a continued partnership during 2013 and beyond."

DTS Express is a high performance adaptive bit rate technology that delivers an impressive cinematic surround sound experience from content, whether streamed or downloaded. With the ability to adapt to bit rate changes without audio dropouts, clicks or pops, as noticed with competing audio solutions, DTS Express shines when bandwidth is limited and network conditions fluctuate.



DTS Express provides:

  • Constant bit-rates from 64 kbps (2 Channel) and up
  • 5.1 channels from 160 kbps to 512 kbps
  • Supports up to 7.1 channels¬†from 288 kbps to 768 kbps
  • Adaptive bit rate capability (without audio anomalies)
  • Backwards compatibility with all legacy products via the DTS real-time transcoder

The Moshcam app featuring DTS playback capabilities is currently in its proof of concept stage and plans for bringing this product to market have not yet been finalized. You can check out the current Moshcam service at www.moshcam.com, or download the free app in the iTunes store-or on one of its popular partner channels. For more information about DTS, please visit www.dts.com, or connect with DTS on Facebook and Twitter (@DTS_Inc).

About DTS, Inc.

DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTSI) is dedicated to making digital entertainment exciting, engaging and effortless by providing state-of-the-art audio technology to more than a billion consumer electronics products worldwide. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. With the acquisition of SRS Labs (News - Alert), DTS strengthens its position as a leader in providing end-to-end audio solutions to the rapidly growing network entertainment sector. DTS technology is in car audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray™ discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For further information, please visit www.dts.com. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together, are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. © 2013 DTS, Inc. All rights reserved.

About Moshcam

Moshcam films and distributes on-demand live contemporary music concert video content streaming online and through mobile networks. Founded in 2007, Moshcam has records major international and local artists at key venues in Sydney, London, New York and Los Angeles. With over 1,000 concerts filmed, Moshcam has a unique library of self-produced SD & HD broadcast-quality gigs with the rights, technology, and distribution partnerships to enable consumers to stream its content worldwide.

Moshcam can be found at www.moshcam.com, through Hulu (News - Alert), Sony's internet-enabled products, Google TV, Vidzone, the App Store and many partner websites, including those of artists and their fans. Moshcam © 2013

About castLabs

castLabs provides pioneering software, technologies and services for digital video broadcasting, download and streaming systems all over the world. The company markets their Video Service Delivery Platform (VSDP), containing the first end-to-end UltraViolet solution for retailers, complemented by the first UltraViolet-enabled Android video player in addition to a fully-fledged modular OMA BCAST implementation worldwide. castLabs' solutions are based on internationally defined industry standards and offer the highest possible level of security. Tailored to the needs of major entertainment companies, its solutions seamlessly integrate into existing network and IT infrastructures and are ready to operate shortly after installation, thereby providing for an attractive cost-benefit profile and reduced complexity.

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