UHD specialist Kaleidescape controls 11,000 films
February 2, 2016
By Chris Forrester
Kaleidescape is a California-based home entertainment business that supplies high-end ‘cinema quality’ home entertainment video servers. Its ‘Cinema One’ file server stores, and can access on-line, movies, TV shows and music.
February 1st saw Kaleidescape sign a deal with 20th Century Fox to license the studio’s new releases and back-catalogue of movies. The agreement means that Kaleidescape owners can now access high-end content from Fox, Warners, Lionsgate, Sony, NBC-Universal and Disney. Kaleidescape says that its subscribers can now access a film library containing more than 11,000 movies plus more than 2000 TV full season shows.
Kaleidescape also has licensed Ultra HD titles with HDR from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Ultra HD titles from The Orchard, K2 Communications and Moving Art.
Kaleidescape’s entry-level Cinema One device can itself store about 100 Blu-ray quality movies, or about 600 DVD quality films.
The company says its deals mean that the moment a new film is available for download (via iTunes, Vudu, UltraViolet, etc) then its subscribers can access the movie in – at least – Blu-ray quality.