(St. Paul, Minn.) August 17, 2009—American Public Media,™ one of media's most active champions of classical music, today announced its first-ever broadcast in DTS Neural Surround™ sound.
DTS Neural Surround™ sound from DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTSI) is an emerging technology that enables a standard stereo broadcast channel to carry a full 5.1 surround sound signal, allowing audiences to experience lush and immersive real-time surround sound.
Through a new partnership between American Public Media and DTS, Inc., American Public Media's Performance Today® will broadcast concerts in DTS Neural Surround sound from the Aspen Music Festival, one of America's most popular summer festivals. Performance Today will air the concerts as part of its weeklong focus on the Aspen Music Festival during the week of August 17-21, 2009. For a list of Performance Today broadcast locations and times, visit www.performancetoday.org.
"DTS is thrilled to partner with American Public Media and Performance Today to deliver world class performances in surround sound," says Mark Seigle, Vice President Business Development. "It's always been our goal to provide the most cutting-edge surround sound experience to people and this exciting partnership allows us to reach a nationwide audience."
"I've heard studio-examples of what this amazing technology can do for music-lovers at home," says Brian Newhouse, executive producer of national classical programming at American Public Media. "We're excited to roll this out now in the real world of a national daily program like Performance Today."
About Performance Today
American Public Media's Performance Today, hosted by acclaimed classical music host and commentator Fred Child, is a unique celebration of today's art of classical music. The two-hour daily program features classical music in concert from studios, festivals and concert halls across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features from American Public Media studios. On any given day, listeners to Performance Today may hear performances from the great concert halls of New York, Prague, London, Berlin and Paris.
About American Public Media
American Public Media is the nation's second-largest producer of public radio programs, reaching 16.5 million listeners nationwide each week. National programs include A Prairie Home Companion,® Marketplace,® Marketplace Money,® The Splendid Table,® Being.® Performance Today,® and special reports produced by its national documentary unit, American RadioWorks.® American Public Media is the parent organization for Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio and Classical South Florida. A complete list of stations, programs and additional services can be found at www.americanpublicmedia.org.
About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTSI) is a digital technology company dedicated to delivering the ultimate entertainment experience. DTS decoders are in virtually every major brand of multi-channel surround processor, and there are hundreds of millions of DTS-licensed consumer electronics products available worldwide. A pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS technology is in home theatre, car audio, PC and game console products, as well as DVD-Video, Blu-ray Disc and surround music software. Founded in 1993, DTS’ corporate headquarters are located in Agoura Hills, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS has US offices in Kirkland, Washington and Scotts Valley, California. DTS also has offices in Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For further information, please visit www.dts.com. DTS is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc.
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Source: Data are copyright Arbitron, Inc. Arbitron data are estimates only. Fall 2008