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Kaleidescape Store expands to the UK

June 7, 2013

By Colin Mann

Movie server pioneer Kaleidescape, Inc. has confirmed that the Kaleidescape Store, its industry-first service that enables the digital delivery of movie purchases over the Internet in the highest quality available, is now available in the UK.

The new service was launched in the US in December, and is initially backed by a multi-year license agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. The service is also the first to enable the electronic delivery of all of the extra content found on physical media.

Kaleidescape System owners in the UK will be able to purchase and download movies directly to their systems from the online Kaleidescape Store. This makes it easier than ever for Kaleidescape customers to expand their film libraries and experience the highest quality content in their home with just a click of a button. Movie lovers will now enjoy:

  • Pristine video with resolution up to 1080p/24 and Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio lossless soundtracks and bitrates matching physical media
  • Easy upgrade of DVD quality content to HD downloads
  • Automatic UltraViolet rights, with mobile playback from the Flixster app and website
  • Bonus features including director’s commentary, alternate endings, deleted scenes and documentaries
  • Clear indication of titles they already own while shopping, including Blu-ray discs and DVDs
  • Easy purchase of an entire collection, such as Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture, with the ‘Buy all’ button
  • A single manageable library for viewing their entire collection of Blu-ray discs, DVDs and downloaded titles
  • Rotten Tomatoes®movie ratings and reviews while shopping

“The Kaleidescape Store is everything you’d expect from Kaleidescape,” says Gary Lewis, owner of London-based custom installation firm Cornflake. “There’s no longer any need to compromise the very best audio and video quality in order to get the convenience of Internet delivery. And, of course, downloads from the new service can be enjoyed with all the richness of the Kaleidescape user experience.”

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution is the first to license content for sale in the UK through the new Kaleidescape Store, providing over 400 films and over 450 television episodes. To ensure Kaleidescape System owners have access to their movies on their mobile devices, Kaleidescape has also licensed UltraViolet rights for inclusion with the purchase of most titles in the Kaleidescape Store.

“Kaleidescape offers consumers the ultimate movie watching experience in their own homes. Now film fans have a new way to purchase movies electronically with the best of both worlds: at home, they’ll enjoy the highest audio and video quality. On the go, movies are available for convenient viewing on mobile devices,” said Chris Law, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Warner Bros. Television and Digital Distribution UK. “Warner Bros. is excited to be working with Kaleidescape to help customers build outstanding movie libraries with our unparalleled range of classic and new release titles.”

“We are delighted to build upon the early success of the Kaleidescape Store by expanding to the United Kingdom,” said Michael Malcolm, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Kaleidescape. “Our British customers already own an average of 435 movies each, and we look forward to helping them enhance and expand their movie collections to include many more outstanding titles in the best quality available.”



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