Kaleidescape signs up X-Men in 4K HDR content deal with 20th Century Fox

posted on Thursday, 4th February 2016 by Steve May

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Kaleidescape has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox to license the studio’s 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray titles for distribution and playback on its new Encore line of 4K capable media players. The agreement includes the provision of HDR (High Dynamic range) content. The announcement follows a similar arrangement with Sony Pictures for its 4K HDR titles.

Included are X-Men:Days of Future PastKingsman: The Secret ServiceLife of Pi, Fantastic Four, as well as HD back catalogue titles such as Shrek and How to train your Dragon, plus TV shows, including Modern Family.

Danny Kaye, Fox’s executive vp for global research & tech strategy, says: “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.” 

Strato 4K Player

The Encore system includes the Strato 4K movie player (pictured above), available with a 6TB hard drive for stand alone systems, or without for use in a larger Kaleidescape ecosystem with centralized disc server, Alto Movie Player and Terra Movie Server, able to stream content to 15 Strato or Alto players simultaneously.

To date, Kaleidescape now offers more than 11,000 movies and 2,000 TV series from the Kaleidescape Movie Store, having secured partnerships with Sony Pictures, Warner, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal and Disney. 

Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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