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Dolby Laboratories Collaborates with The Recording Academy® to Support the 49th Annual GRAMMY® Awards Broadcast

- Company to bring technological innovation to the production of the prestigious awards show for the fifth year in a row -

San Francisco—Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) announced today that it is working with The Recording Academy® for the fifth year in a row to deliver a superior audio surround sound broadcast of the 49th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. The worldwide broadcast will feature live musical performances from the industry’s hottest artists on Sunday, February 11, 2007 on CBS and CBS HDTV at 8:00 p.m. ET. The program will be broadcast in Dolby® Digital 5.1 on HDTV, and Dolby Pro Logic® II on analog channels.

“The Recording Academy sets out every year to establish new industry benchmarks for technical excellence at the GRAMMY Awards,” commented Recording Academy President Neil Portnow. “Once again, we thank Dolby for its remarkable contribution to the high quality of our broadcast audio. Dolby’s support has been instrumental in achieving these superior results, especially during the last five years that we have offered high-def and surround sound on our GRAMMY Awards show production.”

In support of this extraordinarily complex production, Dolby is supplying equipment for multiple mix rooms as well as providing on-site engineering support. Backstage at the GRAMMY Awards, Dolby engineers will work closely with the show’s audio mixers, coordinators, Recording Academy representatives and production company personnel.

The mixing engineers on the show will create a 5.1-channel program to accompany the HDTV broadcast, which will also be sent to Dolby DP563 Pro Logic II Encoders to automatically create the Dolby Pro Logic II soundtrack for analog stations. Dolby DP570 Multichannel Audio Tool units will enable the mixers to emulate a wide range of home environments for monitoring, ensuring that their program will sound its best under any circumstance.

The 5.1 and Pro Logic II signals will be encoded together into Dolby E, a Dolby professional audio technology designed for broadcast audio distribution, and sent from the Staples Center to CBS master control in New York.

“We are honored to work with The Recording Academy to ensure that GRAMMY viewers hear the best surround sound audio performance possible in their homes,” said Rocky Graham, Director of Broadcast Products, Dolby Laboratories. “The GRAMMY Awards always strive for the highest audio quality and continue to bring innovation to live broadcasting. We are very pleased to play a role in the production of this prestigious event.”

About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs — including the creation of the national public education campaign What's The Download® (WhatsTheDownload.com). For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.

About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For four decades Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please visit www.dolby.com.

Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the performance, capabilities, and impact of Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Pro Logic II and Dolby E, as well as high-definition video; the potential benefits that Dolby customers, including broadcasters and audiences, may derive from these products and technologies; and the availability and quality of the broadcast of the GRAMMY Awards using Dolby technologies, are "forward-looking statements" that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations. The following important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements: the risk of difficulties or errors in the installation, production, and broadcast of the event, risks associated with introducing new technologies to broadcasters, and other risks detailed in Dolby's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including the risks identified under the section captioned "Risk Factors" in its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Dolby disclaims any obligation to update information contained in these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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