The Oscars® may be Hollywood’s big night, but the ceremony is also seen and heard around the globe. Dolby, ABC in the United States, and broadcasters around the world work hard so that more than a billion people, from Jersey City to Johannesburg to Jakarta, can watch the telecast.
A large percentage of the global audience watches the show live, even if that means getting up at the crack of dawn. From big public events throughout South East Asia, broadcast by Fox™, to family and friends catching it in their homes in the morning in Calcutta on Star Movies India, the speeches, skits, and musical numbers are seen in real time by a huge number of people all over the globe.
Dolby sound experts have worked backstage at the Oscars for a dozen years, and we also partner with broadcasters around the world to ensure that the show is broadcast with fantastic audio, in many cases, in Dolby® 5.1 surround sound.
Take a look at the infographic below (click to enlarge it; depending on your browser, you may have to click twice for the full size) with more interesting facts about the 2014 Oscars worldwide broadcast.
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