IMAX, DTS and Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) this week announced an expansion of the IMAX Enhanced ecosystem with SPE’s commitment to release “hundreds” of new titles in the IMAX format over the next two years, including all upcoming SPE and IMAX theatrical releases.
100 new titles are slated over the next 12 months with hundreds more titles expected in the years to come. The releases will be available across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. IMAX Enhanced is an ecosystem designed to allow consumers to experience superior picture and sound quality from digitally remastered 4K HDR content with DTS audio playback enabled by higher-end consumer electronics and streaming platforms.
“We are thrilled to announce an expansion of our support of the IMAX Enhanced program with hundreds of additional titles from the legendary SPE catalog, as well as new, theatrical releases for best-in-class home entertainment. The success that SPE has enjoyed in collaborating with IMAX and DTS has inspired the decision to significantly increase our commitment and volume of content to meet the growing demand for IMAX Enhanced,” said Pete Wood, SPE’s Senior Vice President, New Digital Distribution.
“Today’s announcement represents the latest milestone for IMAX Enhanced as Sony Pictures Entertainment, IMAX and DTS continue to work hand in hand to redefine high-quality at-home entertainment,” said Patrick McClymont, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, IMAX Corporation. “SPE’s storied library provides our fans access to an unprecedented, ever-expanding roster of movie favorites across multiple genres. We look forward to continuing to drive momentum on all fronts by working tirelessly with our leading consumer electronics and streaming partners on delivering breakthrough technology and content experiences for consumers around the world.”
“IMAX Enhanced continues to experience amazing support and participation by partners across the ecosystem as the demand for differentiated content and immersive entertainment experiences continues to grow,” said Bill Neighbors, Xperi Senior Vice President & General Manager, Cinema, Home, Digital Media & Streaming Solutions.
The IMAX Enhanced content library already includes titles such as Spider-Man: Far From Home, Jumanji: The Next Level, Venom and Bad Boys For Life. For more information, visit IMAX Enhanced.