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Kaleidescape Introduces Lionsgate Titles to the Kaleidescape Store
Hollywood blockbuster films and TV series from Lionsgate provide Kaleidescape customers with more content to expand their cinematic movie experience at home
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013 — Kaleidescape, Inc., today announced it has signed a multiyear agreement with Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) to offer content for purchase and download through the Kaleidescape Store. With this agreement, Kaleidescape adds approximately 2,000 titles to the store’s catalog, allowing Kaleidescape users to enjoy even more of the best movies in the highest audio and video quality, with the added convenience of Internet delivery. The agreement with Lionsgate represents recognition from another studio of the Kaleidescape Experience and its ability to deliver a truly cinematic movie-watching experience with the convenience of purchasing movies electronically.
The Kaleidescape Store is the first online store that enables consumers to download movies and TV series with video and audio quality equal to Blu-ray Disc and DVD. Customers can now enjoy blockbuster films from The Hunger Games and Twilight franchises, as well as cinematic masterpieces like Apocalypse Now. The new content includes many of today’s most talented voices—the edgy films of Quentin Tarantino, Matthew Weiner’s multiple Emmy Award–winning TV drama Mad Men, and Tyler Perry’s catalog of family dramas—as well as children’s programming like Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends, and Barney.
With the Kaleidescape Experience, powered by the company’s comprehensive Movie Guide, the new titles from Lionsgate will come to life in a unique experience. Movies are presented within a breakthrough user interface that features high-resolution cover art and a brief but thorough synopsis. As viewers browse their collections, the on-screen interface highlights similar films based on genre, director, actors, and more. Viewers can easily skip through previews, menus, and ads to instantly start the feature film.
In addition, the Kaleidescape Store offers UltraViolet™ rights for viewing on TVs, PCs, or mobile devices.
“The Kaleidescape Experience is all about making your movie-watching experience at home more enjoyable and convenient,” said Michael Malcolm, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Kaleidescape. “The addition of Lionsgate titles to the Kaleidescape Store expands our ability to deliver an intuitive cinematic journey through Hollywood’s best and most memorable moments. Our customers now have the opportunity to easily purchase more of their favorite titles, in the highest audio and video quality available, from the comfort of their homes—and have them delivered automatically via the Internet. And with these high-quality digital downloads, they can eliminate their dependency on physical discs and the clutter that goes along with them.”
“We’re pleased to partner with emerging digital platforms like Kaleidescape that are helping to drive increasing demand for content worldwide,” said Lionsgate Senior Vice President, Digital Media, Thomas Hughes. “By delivering thousands of commercially exciting, critically acclaimed motion picture and television titles to a growing spectrum of digital and traditional buyers, we’re able to expand and enrich the home entertainment experience to meet the evolving needs of our consumers.”
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Kaleidescape is pioneering the development of movie servers that redefine how film enthusiasts purchase, organize, and enjoy their movie collections. Featuring a breakthrough user interface that gives viewers unprecedented flexibility and control over the movies they watch, the Kaleidescape System makes it easy for customers to select and enjoy their DVD, Blu-ray, and downloaded movies from any television in the home. Kaleidescape products are available at www.kaleidescape.com, and through custom installation dealers and fine audio/video retailers around the world.
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, and international distribution and sales.
Lionsgate’s feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of The Hunger Games franchise, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn—Part 2, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, Snitch, Texas Chainsaw 3D, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, and Arbitrage.
Lionsgate currently has 30 television shows on 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution, and syndication businesses, including such critically acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award–winning Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, and the comedy Anger Management.
Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.