B&O Brings Dolby Atmos To Set Top Box
Bang & Olufsen has collaborated with French communication device specialist Sagemcom to provide the built-in speakers for its newest set top box.
The Sagemcom Video Soundbox is billed as the world’s first Dolby Atmos-sertified set top box, and contains three speakers including a combined active and passive woofer concept. It offers 4K image output along with Spotify, Amazon Music, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant.
Duncan McCue, Vice President, Brand Partnering & Licensing, Bang & Olufsen, says the Video Soundbox combines the latest video, audio, OTT, and voice services technology.
“We are pleased to be partnering with industry leader Sagemcom on this exciting new proposition and create immersive audio experiences to more consumers every time they watch TV or listen to music.
“For Bang & Olufsen, this new product represents a great opportunity to bring amazing audio into people’s homes through service operators around the world,” he said.
The Video Soundbox will be available worldwide through service operators like telcos and pay TV providers, with Vodafone Spain the first adopter. No word has come yet on local availability, though Sagemcom does have a presence in Australia, selling modems for Optus NBN plans (pictured above).