March 16-2015
Dolby opens first-ever training academy in Malaysia for Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound

Mediagroup Academy, a division of Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup, and Dolby Laboratories, recently announced the launch of the first media training facilities in Malaysia to be fully equipped for training on the creation of Dolby 5.1 surround sound. The media training academy will provide professional-level education for working media practitioners and media enthusiasts who seek to enhance their knowledge.

Dolby Laboratories, senior regional director, India, Southeast Asia and ANZ, Pankaj Kedia

“We are delighted to be working closely with Mediagroup Academy to cultivate media talent in the region and share Dolby’s broadcast technology expertise,” said Dolby Laboratories, senior regional director, India, Southeast Asia and ANZ, Pankaj Kedia. “The surround sound training program is part of Dolby’s continued commitment to share technical knowledge and innovations with the broadcast industry in South East Asia.”

The launch of the Dolby 5.1 surround sound training facility in Malaysia marks the next shift for Malaysia’s broadcast industry. With this collaborative effort, Malaysian broadcasters can now be further equipped to create more immersive content and television experiences. The brand-new facility is expected to start operations in early March.

“We are thrilled to launch the Mediagroup Academy, and we have no doubt that our collaboration with Dolby will further ensure the broadcast industry will continue to move forward in Malaysia,” added Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup Asia MD David Cha.

Mediagroup Academy (MGA), a division of Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup was first established in year 2008. MGA provides a platform to enhance skills and knowledge to cater to the ever-changing technology landscape. The MGA is part of the continuous effort by Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup to bridge the technology gap and transfer of knowledge and skills to media professionals and practitioners in Malaysia. Staying ahead of the curve, the Mediagroup Academy now offers a fully equipped training facility located in Setia Walk, Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia.

The MGA facility is retrofitted with an on-air multi-purpose studio room, a voice over booth, a Dolby 5.1 surround sound master control room with multi-track production, a studio lounge and a 40-seater training room for theoretical workshops. The Mediagroup Academy offers training and workshop courses covering a complete range of media topics like Creative TV/Radio production, Media Sales Training, Surround sound techniques and many more.