Getting out in front of the 4K with HDR (high dynamic range) wave of momentum that is building in the consumer electronics video market, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based high-performance manufacturer Kaleidescape has entered into a content agreement with 20th Century Fox.
Kaleidescape announced the new agreement will allow its dealers to deliver to their clientele 20th Century Fox's range of movie and television titles that includes X-Men, Die Hard, Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek, and TV shows such as How I Met Your Mother, Homeland, and the Emmy winning show Modern Family.
One of the most attractive elements of the deal according to Cheena Srinivasan, founder and CEO of Kaleidescape, is the access to the studio's highest quality content.
“Movie lovers demand choice and quality,” says Srinivasan. “Our goal is to provide the finest playback quality, with an ever-expanding selection of the world's best films and collectible television series. Kaleidescape's leadership in movie players for 4K UltraHD with High Dynamic Range, combined with Fox's leadership through the Fox Innovation Lab in 4K UltraHD with High Dynamic Range Movies will make it possible for millions of families to enjoy an amazing theatrical experience in the comfort of their home.”
Danny Kaye, EVP, global research & tech strategy, Fox Innovation Lab and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, notes the deal from his company's perspective facilitates public access to the highest quality content.
“Our strategy centers around ensuring we foster easy and accessible ways for consumers to enjoy our content in the best quality across their devices,” says Kaye. “We believe in supporting secure and premium platforms and services, and as we recently announced our upcoming slate being available on 4K UltraHD with High Dynamic Range, we are excited to share that our titles will be available on Kaleidescape's new 4K Ultra HD movie player.”
In total with the addition of 20th Century Fox's titles joining content libraries from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, NBC Universal and The Walt Disney Studios, Kaleidescape now offers more than 11,000 movies and 2,000 TV shows.