Kaleidescape has today announced a partnership with BBC Studios – Americas to bring BBC documentaries and TV series to the Kaleidescape home theater player and server platform. The deal marks the first time Kaleidescape has offered episodic content in 4K Ultra HD and high dynamic range (HDR). The company claims that BBC’s titles will enhance Kaleidescape’s extensive catalog with acclaimed titles ranging from documentary programs like Blue Planet II and Shark, to crime mysteries like Sherlock.
“With the recent innovations in video and audio technologies now available for the home, this is the golden age of home cinema,” said Cheena Srinivasan, Kaleidescape founder and CEO. “Kaleidescape is delighted to offer these BBC titles to our customers. This is content that matters to our customers – that the whole family can enjoy!”
“The BBC is known for our stunning, high quality, innovative programming,” states Beth Clearfield, SVP, Digital Strategy and Franchise Business Management, BBC Studios – Americas. “We are pleased to be the first to bring magnificent 4K television series, like Planet Earth II – one of our very first series to air in full UHD – to Kaleidescape, and to reach new audiences with great British dramas like the awarding-winning series Luther.”
A selection of BBC Studios – Americas’ award-winning series and documentaries is now available from Kaleidescape in the United States and Canada, with more titles to be added in the coming weeks and months. BBC Studios is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC and was formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios. The organisation produces 2,500 hours worth of content per year, and its production unit is responsible for Dancing with the Stars and The Night Of. BBC America, a joint venture relationship with AMC Networks, is the home of such well-known brands as Planet Earth II, Doctor Who and Top Gear.