An IBC365 commission looking at how Dolby Atmos has evolved at Sky and how it’s increasingly being used outside of sports.
Basically, it all about the heights.
Dolby Atmos effectively expands upon surround sound by adding an overhead, and thus third, dimension, typically leading to a 5.1.4 audio set up with the last four speakers either being ceiling mounted or upward firing.
In its home theatre configuration, which is distinct from cinema implementations, it can support up to 24.1.10 channels, though in practice it is more typically Atmos-capable soundbars that are really driving its domestic growth.
Read more about how Sky are using it over at IBC365.