Kaleidescape Forges Partnership with 20th Century Fox for Film and Television Titles

Kaleidescape Movie Store will offer a large selection of new releases and classics, in premium quality HD digital download, including 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range

Sunnyvale, CA – February 1, 2016 – Kaleidescape, Inc., the leading manufacturer of premium movie players and servers for the home, today announced an agreement with 20th Century Fox to license new releases and catalog of movies and television seasons for digital download and playback on the award-winning Kaleidescape movie players. With the addition of this new content, Kaleidescape has now licensed over 11,000 movies and over 2,000 television seasons from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, NBCUniversal, The Walt Disney Studios, and now, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for the Kaleidescape Movie Store. Kaleidescape has also licensed 4K Ultra HD titles with High Dynamic Range from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, and 4K Ultra HD titles from The Orchard, K2 Communications and Moving Art.

This license agreement includes a wide selection of titles, including blockbuster franchises such as “X-Men” and “Die Hard,” and family favorites from DreamWorks Animation including “Madagascar,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” and the Academy Award winning “Shrek.” Other critically acclaimed favorites include “The Sound of Music,” and the 2015 Academy Award winner, “Birdman.” Television series include the “Homeland,” comedy favorite, “How I Met Your Mother,” and the five-time Emmy winner, “Modern Family.”

“Our strategy centers around ensuring we foster easy and accessible ways for consumers to enjoy our content in the best quality across their devices,” said Danny Kaye, EVP, Global Research & Tech Strategy, Fox Innovation Lab and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. “We believe in supporting secure and premium platforms and services, and as we recently announced our upcoming slate being available on 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range, we are excited to share that our titles will be available on Kaleidescape’s new 4K Ultra HD movie player.”

“Movie lovers demand choice and quality,” said Cheena Srinivasan, Kaleidescape founder and CEO. “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 Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range, combined with Fox’s leadership through the Fox Innovation Lab in 4K Ultra HD 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.”

 

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About Kaleidescape

Kaleidescape designs and manufactures movie players and servers for the home that deliver an unparalleled cinematic experience for movie lovers worldwide. Cinema buffs, parents with young children, and busy professionals seeking quality time with family and friends have chosen Kaleidescape for their home cinema. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Kaleidescape sells its products through custom installation dealers throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.kaleidescape.com.

 

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™, Digital HD and VOD. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox, a 21st Century Fox Company.

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Kaleidescape inks license agreements with The Orchard, K2 Communications, and Moving Art, for 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray quality titles

 

Sunnyvale, CA – January 5, 2016 – Kaleidescape, Inc., the leading manufacturer of premium movie players and servers for the home, today announced that it has entered into content license agreements with three prestigious content providers: The Orchard, Moving Art, and K2 Communications. All three studios provide high-definition titles that became available on the Kaleidescape Movie Store this December, and 4K Ultra HD titles that will become available when the Kaleidescape Strato movie player ships in early 2016.

Award-winning cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg’s Moving Art studio brings its four-part series “Nature’s Wonders,” which uses time-lapse and macro photography to create intimate portraits of landscapes. K2 Communications brings a library of extraordinary natural history documentaries, including Academy Award nominees, “Alaska: Spirit of the Wild,” and “The Living Sea.” Finally, The Orchard, the leading digital provider of action sports films, brings the smash snowboarding hit “The Art of Flight,” as well as Warren Miller’s acclaimed ski and snowboard films. The Orchard also provides sports movies and film festival favorites.

“Kaleidescape is committed to growing the library of content that can be enjoyed by our customers,” said Kaleidescape Founder & CEO Cheena Srinivasan. “These studios bring interesting, exhilarating, and best of all, stunning 4K content to our platform.”

 

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About Kaleidescape

Kaleidescape designs and manufactures movie players and servers for the home that deliver an unparalleled cinematic experience for movie lovers worldwide. The Kaleidescape Movie Store provides movie downloads in Blu-ray quality. Thousands of cinema buffs, parents with young children, and busy professionals seeking quality time with family and friends have chosen Kaleidescape for their home-cinema. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Kaleidescape sells its products through custom installation dealers and distributors around the world. For more information, please visit www.kaleidescape.com.

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Kaleidescape Expands Movie Selection for its UK Customers

London – December 16, 2015 – Kaleidescape, Inc., a manufacturer of premium movie players and servers for the home, today announced that it has added a broad variety of popular films from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to the UK Kaleidescape Movie Store. Kaleidescape’s UK Movie Store serves all Kaleidescape Systems in Great Britain, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, and Jersey.

This expansion includes franchises such as The Amazing Spider-Man, Men In Black, The Smurfs, and 21 Jump Street. It also provides film classics like Lawrence of Arabia, Taxi Driver, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and prominent and critically lauded TV series including Breaking Bad, House of Cards, and Justified. In addition, high-bitrate 4K Ultra HD titles from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be added to the UK Movie Store in Q1 of 2016.

With this new addition, Kaleidescape will enable its UK customers to conveniently access a wider selection of high-quality movies from the Kaleidescape Movie Store.

 

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About Kaleidescape

Kaleidescape designs and manufactures movie players and servers for the home that deliver an unparalleled cinematic experience for movie lovers worldwide. The Kaleidescape Movie Store provides movie downloads in Blu-ray quality. Thousands of cinema buffs, parents with young children, and busy professionals seeking quality time with family and friends have chosen Kaleidescape for their home-cinema. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Kaleidescape sells its products through custom installation dealers and distributors around the world. For more information, please visit www.kaleidescape.com.

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Kaleidescape Announces New Encore Line of Products Industry’s First 4K Ultra HD High-Dynamic-Range Movie Player

The renowned Kaleidescape user experience in spectacular 4K
Largest selection of 4K Ultra HD Hollywood titles

Sunnyvale, CA – October 15, 2015 – Kaleidescape, Inc., the leading manufacturer of premium movie players and servers, today announced the launch of a new product line called Encore. The centerpiece of Encore is the Kaleidescape Strato Movie Player, the world’s first 4K Ultra HD high-dynamic-range movie player for the home. Strato renders movies in the most stunning video and audio quality available.

The Encore line also includes the Kaleidescape Alto Movie Player, a new movie server named Terra, and a disc server that makes it easy to select and play DVDs and Blu-ray discs on a Strato or Alto movie player.

Strato is designed to provide an immersive home-cinema experience, with playback quality that matches or surpasses that of commercial theaters. Each movie is downloaded and stored on a local hard drive—either on a Strato, or on a Terra Movie Server. Strato plays back the movie in full 4K Ultra HD, at up to 60 frames per second, without the startup delays, buffering messages, or quality drops that are so common with streaming services. Strato supports lossless multichannel audio, and is capable of playing HDR content on televisions and projectors that can process open standard 10-bit HDMI® 2.0a HDR. The Strato onscreen user interface is also displayed in full 4K Ultra HD, at 60 frames per second, resulting in fluid animation and a stunning visual impact.

Strato can be purchased with or without an internal 6 TB hard drive that can store up to 100 4K Ultra HD movies, 150 Blu-ray quality movies, or 900 DVD quality movies. Strato equipped with an internal hard drive can be used standalone or in a system comprised of other Encore components. The Strato without internal storage plays back from a movie server.

The company also announced two new models of the Kaleidescape Alto Movie Player. One comes with a 6 TB internal hard drive; the other has no internal movie storage and plays back from a movie server. Alto plays Blu-ray and DVD quality movies downloaded from the Kaleidescape Movie Store. It can also play Blu-ray discs and DVDs via its built-in Blu-ray drive or from a Kaleidescape Disc Server.

The Kaleidescape Terra Movie Server stores movies and serves them to players on the home network. Terra also provides computing and caching services that enhance the performance of Strato and Alto movie players, and enables system configurations with up to 50 players. The Terra Movie Server can simultaneously stream 4K movies to up to seven Strato players, or Blu-ray quality movies to up to 15 players (Strato or Alto).

“I’ve long argued that streaming offers immediacy and convenience, but the Internet can’t deliver a reliable high-bitrate content stream, such as 4K, unless it is heavily compressed,” said industry analyst Dan Rayburn, Principal Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “Kaleidescape’s model of downloading and playing back from a local hard drive is the only way to get Internet-delivered content to match a 4K disc experience. Many of the service providers touting 4K content are capping their streaming bitrates at 16 Mbps. So, naturally, Strato’s local playback—with bitrates up to 100 Mbps—will deliver better picture and sound quality,” he added.

“For people like me, who are into home cinema, Kaleidescape’s 4K movie player is the only option,” said Michael Hunkapiller, a long-time Kaleidescape customer. “What is exciting about this announcement is that I get to enjoy all the benefits of the Kaleidescape experience, while continuing to keep up with the state-of-the-art audio and video technologies, such as 4K Ultra HD, HDR, and Dolby Atmos. Whenever available, I choose to purchase movies from the Kaleidescape Movie Store, instead of on discs. The store offers the same pristine quality, coupled with the convenience of Internet delivery. I use the Kaleidescape Disc Server for movies I can’t find anywhere but on disc. This is the ultimate movie-lover’s dream.”

Additional facts about the new products:

  • Multiple Kaleidescape Encore products function as one system—sharing content. The onscreen user interface aggregates and displays these shared movies as a unified collection. This feature has been the hallmark of Kaleidescape since the company’s inception. Users can browse their collections by title, genre, actor, director, and other criteria.
  • Kaleidescape Strato is a vendor-neutral 4K media source, meaning that it works with any 4K television or projector that supports HDMI 2.0 or 2.0a, and provides access to thousands of movies from major Hollywood motion-picture studios via the Kaleidescape Movie Store.

“We are very proud to introduce our new Encore line of movie players and servers, which provides the industry’s finest sound and picture quality, and the most entertaining and convenient way to experience your movies at home,” said Cheena Srinivasan, Kaleidescape co-founder and CEO. “Our new Strato movie player provides the most authentic home-cinema experience. Our new Terra product is Kaleidescape’s third-generation movie server; it incorporates everything we learned from the first two generations. These new products are supported by the release of our new movie store, which is more attractive and easier to navigate than ever before. To date, Kaleidescape has licensed over 11,000 movies and 1,500 television seasons for our movie store. We also provide a way for you to seamlessly integrate your DVDs and Blu-ray discs with the content you download from our movie store.”

Kaleidescape Alto and the Kaleidescape Disc Server are available now. Kaleidescape Terra will be available in November. Kaleidescape Strato will be available in the United States, Canada, and U.K. in early Q1, 2016. In the United States and Canada, the Strato MSRP will be $4,495 for the model with an internal 6 TB hard drive, and $3,495 for the model with no internal movie storage.

 

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About Kaleidescape

Kaleidescape designs and manufactures movie players and servers that deliver an unparalleled cinematic experience for movie lovers worldwide. The company also designs and operates the Kaleidescape Movie Store—the only source for Internet-delivered movies in the highest quality audio and video. Cinema buffs, parents with young children, and busy professionals seeking quality time with family and friends have chosen Kaleidescape as their home-cinema cornerstone. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Kaleidescape sells its products through custom installation dealers and distributors around the world. For more information, please visit www.kaleidescape.com.

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Kaleidescape to Offer 4K Ultra HD Films from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment for its New Strato Movie Players

Sunnyvale, CA – October 15, 2015 – Kaleidescape, Inc., a leading manufacturer of premium movie players and servers for the home, today announced that it has entered into a license agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to offer 4K Ultra HD films for download from the Kaleidescape Movie Store. In addition, the company announced that the sale of each new Kaleidescape Strato Movie Player will include five downloadable movies of the customer’s choice from a list of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 4K Ultra HD titles.

Kaleidescape serves the luxury video market, where discerning consumers demand both convenience and uncompromised quality. The Strato Movie Player is the centerpiece of Kaleidescape’s new Encore product line. Strato offers unsurpassed video and audio performance for playing high-bit-rate 4K Ultra HD movies. The Encore line has improved the renowned Kaleidescape user experience with groundbreaking visual impact and fluid animation, in full 4K Ultra HD, with high dynamic range, at up to 60 frames per second.

Since the new Strato Movie Players play back downloaded movies from the hard drive, Kaleidescape can deliver 4K Ultra HD movies in 10-bit video with playback bit rates between 50 and 100 Mbps. Careful attention to detail ensures that the picture is reproduced as the filmmaker intended, while lossless multichannel audio completes a true cinematic experience.

“Kaleidescape continues to innovate by focusing on the delivery of the high-quality consumer experiences,” said Jason Spivak, EVP, Worldwide Digital Distribution and North America Sales, SPHE. “We are excited to bring our ever-expanding catalog of 4K Ultra HD titles to Kaleidescape movie enthusiasts.”

Kaleidescape customers can also upgrade their previously purchased UltraViolet SD and HD Sony Pictures titles to 4K Ultra HD format, where available.

“Kaleidescape’s focus on quality and experience goes well beyond playing back movies,” said Cheena Srinivasan, Founder and CEO of Kaleidescape. “It encompasses our Movie Store, our gorgeous on-screen user interface, and everything else we do. Kaleidescape pioneered the inclusion of many value-added features for Internet-delivered movies. We give our audience the opportunity to relive the best parts of a movie with instant access to bookmarked scenes and songs, and provide seamless integration with home-automation controls. While customers expect quality in a luxury product, Kaleidescape adds an unexpected level of simplicity and convenience that has come to define our brand.”

Sony Pictures 4K Ultra HD titles will be available in the Kaleidescape Movie Store for customers in the United States, Canada, and UK. Retail prices will be around $30 per movie in the United States and Canada, and about £20 in the UK. Kaleidescape’s Strato Movie Players are expected to ship in early Q1 2016.

 

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About Kaleidescape

Kaleidescape designs and manufactures movie players and servers for the home that deliver an unparalleled cinematic experience for movie lovers worldwide. The Kaleidescape Movie Store provides movies downloads in true 4K and Blu-ray quality. Cinema buffs, parents with young children, and busy professionals seeking quality time with family and friends have chosen Kaleidescape for their home-cinema. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Kaleidescape sells its products through custom installation dealers and distributors around the world. For more information, please visit www.kaleidescape.com.

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About Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to www.sonypictures.com.

 

Kaleidescape Announces Its Third-Generation Movie Store, Featuring 4K Ultra HD Titles for Download to Kaleidescape’s New Movie Players

Sunnyvale, CA – October 15, 2015 – Kaleidescape, Inc., the leading manufacturer of premium movie players and servers for the home, today announced the third generation of the Kaleidescape Movie Store. The company has licensed over 11,000 movies and 1,500 television seasons from a majority of the major motion-picture studios, in the highest available quality. The selection now includes over 100 4K Ultra HD titles for download to the company’s new Encore line of movie players and servers. Kaleidescape will also offer high-dynamic-range (HDR) titles as they become available.

“Our movie store continues to evolve, and we are very pleased to now offer true 4K Ultra HD content for download to Kaleidescape Encore products,” said Cheena Srinivasan, Kaleidescape co-founder and CEO. “Our unique approach of downloading premium-quality movies to local hard drives, so they can be played at bit rates up to 100 Mbps, is the way we deliver such a stunning home-cinema experience. Now, through the Kaleidescape Movie Store, we present a large selection of 4K content, as well as thousands of movies in true Blu-ray quality, which look fabulous on high-end 4K Ultra HD televisions.”

Since its inception, the Kaleidescape Movie Store has endeavored to be a best-in-class retail movie destination. A recommendation engine learns customers’ preferences and offers personalized selections for easy purchase and download. Kaleidescape also presents “disc-to-digital” offers, where customers can upgrade to the highest quality electronic format for the titles they already own.

“Kaleidescape is the very best way to watch a movie at home,” said Michael Lawder, a long-time Kaleidescape customer. “There is nothing else that even comes close. The experience is what grabs you. It is the fastest, simplest, most elegant way to watch and explore movies that you love, and it is why I love Kaleidescape. What’s more, with the Kaleidescape Store, I can buy movies on the Internet that play back with perfect quality—no interruptions or delays—and without the hassle of using discs.”

The new Kaleidescape Movie Store will go live late Q4, 2015.

 

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About Kaleidescape

Kaleidescape designs and manufactures movie players and servers that deliver an unparalleled cinematic experience for movie lovers worldwide. The company also operates the Kaleidescape Movie Store, the only source for Internet-delivered movies with true 4K and Blu-ray quality. Thousands of cinema buffs, parents with young children, and busy professionals seeking quality time with family and friends have chosen Kaleidescape. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Kaleidescape sells its products through custom-installation dealers and distributors around the world. For more information, please visit www.kaleidescape.com.

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Kaleidescape Announces Digital Delivery of Animated and Live-Action Favorites from The Walt Disney Studios for its Alto Movie Players

Celebrated Disney Titles Now Available for Digital Purchase at the Kaleidescape Movie Store

Sunnyvale, CA – May 20, 2015 – Kaleidescape, Inc., the leading manufacturer of premium movie players and servers for the home, today announced that it has entered into a content licensing agreement with The Walt Disney Studios. Effective immediately, Kaleidescape Alto owners in North America are now able to buy a selection of digital library titles and new releases as they become available—including favorites from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney•Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and Touchstone Pictures—from the Kaleidescape Movie Store.

A large collection of animated and live-action hits, as well as popular new releases, are now available for sale, including “Frozen”; “Finding Nemo,” all three “Toy Story” films, “Up,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Monsters University”; Marvel’s “Iron Man” trilogy, Marvel’s “The Avengers” and Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”; plus “Pearl Harbor,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Pretty Woman” and “Armageddon.” In addition, five of the original “Star Wars” films recently released on digital are available for purchase via the Kaleidescape Movie Store.

“This is an important milestone for our brand and a great benefit to our dealers and customers,” said Kaleidescape Founder & CEO Cheena Srinivasan. “We are thrilled that some of the finest Disney titles are now available for sale to Kaleidescape Alto owners, to enjoy in their home theater or media room in a truly cinematic form.”

The Alto is Kaleidescape’s newest movie player. The product is available now from the company’s 1,400 authorized dealers in North America for $2,495.

This new agreement adds significantly to the total number of movies available for download in the Kaleidescape Movie Store. The total number of titles that Kaleidescape has licensed from major Hollywood studios is now over 10,000. The Kaleidescape Movie Store contains the highest quality movies currently available for Internet delivery. Most movies are available in full 1080p HD, and multichannel lossless audio in Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio.

 

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About Kaleidescape

Kaleidescape has transformed the home entertainment experience for thousands of families around the world. Cinema buffs, parents with young children, and busy professionals seeking quality time with loved ones have chosen the Kaleidescape System as the entertainment cornerstone of their home. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Kaleidescape sells its products through residential system integrators around the world. For more information, please visit www.kaleidescape.com.

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About The Walt Disney Studios

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

Kaleidescape Announces a Significant Expansion of Its U.S. Distribution Strategy

The company appoints eight leading manufacturer representative firms to support increasing sales volume and upcoming product launches

Sunnyvale, CA – May 6, 2015 – Kaleidescape, Inc. today announced a new initiative designed to better support the increasing sales and marketing requirements of its U.S. distribution network.

Under the program, eight leading manufacturer representative (rep) firms will immediately expand the footprint of the company’s existing national sales force. The move marks a milestone in Kaleidescape’s decade-long sales history and reflects a growing corporate commitment to improving sales support at the national and local levels.

“Today, we’re joining forces with some of the nation’s most respected and experienced manufacturer rep firms to make the Kaleidescape experience a more profitable one for dealers in our best-performing markets,” said Cheena Srinivasan, Kaleidescape Founder & CEO. “It is a very exciting period for our company and we’re proud to welcome these accomplished professionals to our team.”

The restructuring of the U.S. sales operation represents an important decision for the brand. The primary objective is to support Kaleidescape’s continuing expansion into lower price point, higher volume product segments and is a strategic cornerstone of that decision.

The eight firms are located in Metro New York, the Mid-Atlantic, Florida, Greater Los Angeles, the Mountain States, Texas, the Great Lakes, and New England.

“We were intent on finding rep firms that shared our forward-thinking approach to serving today’s rapidly changing marketplace,” added Srinivasan. “Our dealers will feel the benefits immediately as will their clients, and this important move will serve to take Kaleidescape to even greater sales successes moving forward.”

 

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About Kaleidescape

Kaleidescape has transformed the home entertainment experience for thousands of families around the world. Cinema buffs, parents with young children, and busy professionals seeking quality time with loved ones have chosen the Kaleidescape System as the entertainment cornerstone of their home. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Kaleidescape sells its products through residential system integrators around the world. For more information, please visit www.kaleidescape.com.

Kaleidescape Introduces a New Movie Player that Delivers Unmatched Convenience, Quality and Selection for Enjoying Movies at Home

Supported by Vast Online Content Offering, in Blu-ray Quality, from Major Hollywood Studios

Sunnyvale, CA – December 4, 2014 – Kaleidescape, Inc.today announced the launch of the Kaleidescape Alto, a movie player that is targeted at the millions of consumers in the United States and Canada that own home theaters with large screen TVs and multichannel audio. Kaleidescape Alto is the first movie player to import 100% of its locally-stored content from the cloud, via downloads from the Kaleidescape Store. With over 8,500 movies and 1,600 TV seasons licensed from the major motion picture studios, the Kaleidescape Store now offers the best online selection of movies and TV shows available, all in Blu-ray or DVD quality.

Kaleidescape Alto is an attractive addition to any family room, media room, or home theater. The Kaleidescape Alto:

  • Provides the award-winning Kaleidescape user interface, which makes choosing the perfect movie an entertaining and engaging experience for the whole family.
  • Stores downloaded content on a hard drive – up to 100 movies in Blu-ray quality (600 movies in DVD quality).
  • Can be combined with other Kaleidescape Alto players to create a system that supports up to four viewing zones, and stores up to 400 movies in Blu-ray quality (2,400 movies in DVD quality).
  • Offers customers the ability to upgrade their DVDs and Blu-ray discs to digital versions downloaded from the Kaleidescape Store.

 

Over the past 11 years, Kaleidescape has established the leading brand for high-end movie servers and players by delivering convenience and simplicity in the form of a beautifully-designed onscreen user interface that enables our customers and their families to enjoy the movies they love in the comfort of their home. Kaleidescape carefully engineers its products and services to enable home theaters to produce an experience that is immersive and richly cinematic. With the Kaleidescape Store, our customers purchase downloadable content with quality that precisely matches that of a Blu-ray disc or DVD. The Kaleidescape Store is aware of all of the titles that customers own, enabling it to make intelligent recommendations.

“Kaleidescape provides more than just products,” said Franklin Karp, COO at Audio Video Systems in Plainview, NY. “The company has always offered innovative value-added services ranging from system health monitoring to curating the best movie scenes to watch for bite-sized entertainment. Now the Kaleidescape Store delivers the best movies as digital downloads, with the stunning quality of Blu-ray and support for Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, and DTS-HD Master Audio multichannel soundtracks. Streaming devices and services fall well short of the standard our clients expect from the home theater environments we create for them.”

“Our goal has always been to deliver Kaleidescape’s high-end experience to millions of families,” said Cheena Srinivasan, founder and CEO of Kaleidescape. “What makes Kaleidescape Alto possible is our Store, with incredible content, including movies available for download soon after their theatrical release. We help consumers discover and enjoy the finest movies, and we help the studios develop the emerging electronic-sell-through market segment. We have always served the custom residential market, and we plan to continue to build our success there.”

Kaleidescape Alto is available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada, at a recommended retail price of $2,495, through a network of authorized Kaleidescape residential system integrators.

 

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About Kaleidescape

Kaleidescape’s products and services provide the best way to enjoy movies in your home. Kaleidescape is known for developing award-winning movie servers, giving consumers the ability to download Blu-ray quality movies, and a rich Movie Guide that unlocks the magic of a personal movie collection. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Kaleidescape sells its products through residential system integrators and distributors around the world. For more information, please visit www.kaleidescape.com.

Kaleidescape Licenses NBCUniversal’s Films and TV Shows for Digital Download

Movie selection on the Kaleidescape Store continues to expand with more of Hollywood’s highest-quality content

Sunnyvale, CA – November 11, 2014 – Kaleidescape, Inc., the market leader in movie servers, today announced that it has entered into a license agreement with NBCUniversal that will result in the addition of 1,000 movie titles and 210 TV seasons to the Kaleidescape Store. These titles from NBCUniversal, together with the titles Kaleidescape has previously licensed from other major studios, will enable the Kaleidescape Store to offer a total of 8,500 movies and 1,600 TV seasons for download.

The agreement includes a wide variety of Hollywood hits such as Bridesmaids; films from the Bourne Identity, Jurassic Park and The Mummy franchises; and family favorites like Despicable Me, Hop, and Curious George. Additionally, award-winning television series such as The Office, 30 Rock, and House will also be available on the Kaleidescape Store.

“Kaleidescape is focused on the overall experience in purchasing, choosing, and watching movies at home, and we are happy to support a company whose products and services are designed from the ground up for families who own a personal movie library and want a great movie experience every time,” said Michael Bonner, EVP of Digital Distribution for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. “We like to support innovative companies within the UltraViolet ecosystem, and Kaleidescape is well-known for its innovative products and services.”

“Kaleidescape continues to deliver on the company’s vision of providing the ultimate way to enjoy the finest movies at home,” said Cheena Srinivasan, founder and CEO of Kaleidescape. “We are doing this by enabling consumers to effortlessly combine their disc-based collections with their digital downloads. Kaleidescape makes choosing a movie to watch with family and friends an engaging and entertaining experience. The tremendous support we continue to receive from major entertainment companies, such as NBCUniversal, demonstrates that they recognize our commitment to deliver an exceptional movie experience.”

 

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About Kaleidescape

The Kaleidescape System has transformed the home entertainment experience for thousands of families around the world. Cinema buffs, parents with young children, and busy professionals seeking quality time with loved ones have chosen Kaleidescape as the entertainment cornerstone of their home. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Kaleidescape sells its products through custom installation dealers and distributors around the world. For more information, please visit www.kaleidescape.com.