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Universal Licenses Movies, TV Shows to Kaleidescape

11 Nov, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Upscale movie server company Kaleidescape Nov. 11 announced it entered into a license agreement with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment for electronic-sellthrough rights to 1,000 movies and 210 TV show seasons.

The transaction brings to 8,500 movies and 1,600 TV seasons available for download on the Kaleidescape Store.

Kaleidescape said its online store features new recommendation software, as well as a link enabling users to access digital versions (for a fee) of their DVD and Blu-ray Disc collections stored in the cloud.

The Kaleidescape Store, which serves all Kaleidescape Systems in the United States and Canada, also facilitates cloud-based UltraViolet functionality.

The agreement includes Bridesmaids; films from the "Bourne," "Jurassic Park" and "The Mummy" franchises; in addition to Despicable Me, Hop and Curious George. Additionally, award-winning television series such as “The Office,” “30 Rock” and “House” are available.

“Kaleidescape is focused on the overall experience in purchasing, choosing and watching movies at home … for families who own a personal movie library,” Michael Bonner, EVP of digital distribution for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, said in a statement. “We like to support innovative companies within the UltraViolet ecosystem, and Kaleidescape is well-known for its innovative products and services.”

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