DTS Announces Partnerships with LG, Pantech

DTS has entered into a partnership with LG Electronics to integrate DTS digital surround audio decoding technology into its digital televisions initially in Korea as well as their set-top DMP units in Europe and Australia.

“DTS is thrilled to partner with LG in these key markets,” says Brian Towne, EVP and GM, DTS. “This alliance continues our efforts to deliver the best possible entertainment experience to a global audience.”

DTS Enters Smartphone Space with Pantech

DTS has entered into a partnership with Pantech to integrate DTS digital surround audio decoding technology into select models of Pantech smartphones. The first line of Pantech products to feature DTS technology will launch in Korea in April 2010.

“DTS is thrilled to launch our technology into the mobile phone space with Pantech,” said Brian Towne, EVP and GM, DTS. “This partnership continues our goal of delivering the best possible entertainment experiences to a global audience on every platform available.”

At launch, Pantech smartphones will include a DTS Legacy decoder (digital surround) with 2-channel analog and 2-channel PCM output through a mini HDMI port.  This feature will allow users the ability to stream content from their phones to a number of external sources to experience DTS sound.

“We believe our customer’s experience will be enhanced by incorporating DTS technology into our smartphones,” said Joon-Woo Lee, EVP, Pantech. “This partnership marks a meaningful step forward in today’s exciting marketplace.”