DTS, Chiefs Radio Network and Cumulus Media Deliver First Radio Broadcast Surround Sound Experience with the Kansas City Chiefs
DTS Neural Surround™ Enables Fans to Take Part in Live Stadium Action with an Immersive Audio Experience
LAS VEGAS - -DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high -definition audio, announced today that Cumulus Media and Chiefs Radio Network -the National Football League's (NFL) third largest affiliate network -have teamed up to broadcast all of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs home and away games with DTS Neural Surround™ technology. As a result of this partnership, fans will enjoy a fully -immersive and engaging listening experience -marking football's first surround sound broadcast delivery across radio. This announcement builds upon an existing collaboration between DTS and Cumulus Media, which enabled the integration of DTS technology to deliver surround sound broadcasts of the Atlanta Braves games.
"At Cumulus, we set the standard for the next -generation radio broadcasting enterprise and we are very proud to deliver what we consider the best sounding football broadcast in America," said Gary Kline, senior vice president of engineering and IT, Cumulus Media. "Working with DTS technology raises our listeners' experiences by enveloping them with the sounds of the action and stadium, giving them the best seats in the house."
The DTS Neural Surround gear is built by DTS licensee DaySequerra and integrated both on -site at Arrowhead Stadium and with the Chiefs Radio Network mobile package. The DTS -based set -up allows the audio team to broadcast immersive 5.1 surround sound over a stereo transmission path. Using the stereo format at the highest resolution possible, DTS Neural Surround enables the Chiefs' broadcast production team to preserve the integrity of the surround mix for a realistic, multi -dimensional audio experience. For football enthusiasts, every play will feature crisp, clear frequencies that transport listeners to the 50 -yard line.
"Football is a visceral sport where audio plays an important role in defining the fan experience, especially for remote audiences," added Jon Kirchner, CEO of DTS, Inc. "The sounds of the game -helmets colliding, quarterback audibles, referee calls, the cheers and chants of the crowd -are what sports fans are hungry for, whether they experience the action in person, on TV or on the radio."
Joe D'Angelo, senior vice president of broadcast programs and advanced services at iBiquity Digital, stated, "We are very pleased that Cumulus and DTS have expanded their surround sound from the Major League Baseball to the NFL. The combination of the DTS system and HD Radio technology provides the listener with crystal clear digital audio with the enhancement of a surround sound experience."
The Chiefs Radio Network comprises more than 50 stations and joins DTS' content partner roster alongside American Public Media, JazzSet and others. More than 1,000 radio stations in the U.S. are now broadcasting in DTS Neural Surround to elevate the audio quality and enhance the entertainment experience for listeners.
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About Cumulus Media Inc.
Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is the largest pure -play radio broadcaster in the United States with 570 stations in 120 U.S. cities and a fully -distributed network serving over 4,500 affiliates nationwide. Our radio and digital brands target numerous large and demographically -distinct audiences in each of these markets. Cumulus strives to create the next generation radio broadcasting enterprise, based on great people and technological excellence that will provide high quality, local programming choices for Cumulus listeners, targeted audiences with disposable income and buying preferences for its advertisers, challenging career environments for its employees and value opportunities for its shareholders. The Company's headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia, and its web site is www.cumulus.com.
About 101.1 The Fox
KCFX FM 101 The Fox, Kansas City's Classic Rock Station, is owned by Cumulus Media Inc., and is the highest rated station in America's #1 rock market with over 21% of weekly listeners tuning in to at least one rock station each week. With over 600,000 listeners a week, 101 the Fox reaches over 35% of the market, an astonishing number. Online at www.101thefox.net
About HD Radio Technology and iBiquity Digital Corp.
iBiquity Digital Corporation is the developer of HD Radio Technology, which is fueling the digital radio revolution in the United States and around the world. The digital technology enables broadcasters to offer new HD2/HD3 FM channels through multicasting, crystal -clear sound and data service on both the AM and FM bands -all free, with no subscription fee. Leading broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers, automakers and retailers are committed to HD Radio Technology. iBiquity Digital is a privately held company with operations in Columbia, MD, Auburn Hills, MI, and Basking Ridge, NJ. For more information, please visit www.hdradio.com and www.ibiquity.com.
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 hundreds of millions of DTS -licensed consumer electronics products worldwide. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in 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 movies and other forms of digital entertainment on a growing array of network -connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in home theaters, car audio systems, PCs, game consoles, DVD players, televisions, digital media players, set -top boxes, smart phones, surround music software 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 Northern California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For further information, please visit www.dts.com. DTS is a registered U.S. trademark of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. © 2012 DTS, Inc. All rights reserved.