Rakuten has become the first Video on Demand service in Europe to offer films featuring Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) imaging and Dolby Atmos sound technologies
The line-up of movies includes both recent releases and catalogue titles, including Blade Runner 2049, Flatliners 2017, 2012, 5th Wave, Baby Driver, Bad Boys II, Billy Lynn Halftime Walk, Elysium, Emoji Movie, Inferno, Life, Passengers, Pixels, Resident Evil Final Chapter, Rough Night, Salt, Smurfs: The lost village, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Spiderman: Homecoming, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Dark Tower and Trainspotting 2.
The movies, which can be watched on LG-brand smart TVs, are available in UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and France and are planned to be released in the coming weeks in a total of 12 countries.
“Our collaboration with Rakuten TV magnifies the dedication from Hollywood to bring Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos to a broader global audience,” said Javier Foncillas, VP, Commercial Partnerships Europe, Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos combine to deliver unforgettable entertainment experiences from the cinema, to the home, and beyond.”
“Our mission is to deliver a premium cinema experience in your home,” said Sidharth Jayant, Global Product Director at Rakuten TV.
“The only way we can do it is merging content and technology in a unique formula and with premium partners allowing us to realize it.
“Through our collaboration with Dolby and LG, consumers will be able to feel like being at the cinema from the comfort of their own living room, watching their favourite Hollywood releases with the best image and audio quality.”
“We are pleased to see new Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos content being made available in the UK through Rakuten TV for our customers,” said James Thomas, Product Manager – Home Entertainment, LG Electronics.
“Our TV’s offer incredible viewing experiences and it is great that there is now even more content available for our customers to enjoy on our LG OLED and SUPER UHD TV range.”