Rakuten TV increases commitment to IMAX enhanced movies

VOD platform Rakuten TV has announced a significant expansion of its IMAX Enhanced movie collection, outlining a commitment to carry 100 IMAX titles in Europe. The plan is to add the new titles, secured via a deal with Xperi subsidiary DTS, to Rakuten TV’s European services over the next six months. “We are thrilled to […]

IMAX acquires SSIMWAVE in US$21 million deal

IMAX Corporation has announced the acquisition of video quality solutions provider SSIMWAVE. IMAX has paid US$18.5 million in cash and US$2.5 million in stock with additional earnout consideration of US$4 million, subject to achieving certain operating performance and financial objectives. The acquisition is expected to close in 2023. IMAX said that the acquisition represents a […]

IMAX comes to the living room with Disney+

Disney is partnering with Xperi-owned IMAX to enhance the viewing experience of 13 Marvel movies on Disney+. Starting November 12, 13 movies including Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Avengers: Endgame will be presented in IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio on the streamer.  The IMAX experience on […]

Discovery and Imax strike programming deal

Large-screen cinema company Imax has cut its first TV distribution deal for its original programming and will partner with Discovery on a range of films. The deal gives Discovery an exclusive 18-month global rights window on Imax features after they have played in Imax cinemas. Up to ten films are covered by the agreement. “As […]

3net expands ultra HD programming slate

US 3D network 3net has unveiled a new slate of ultra HD programming, as the debate over the future of 3D programming intensifies. 3net’s move comes just a week after HBO’s technology chief Bob Zitter claimed 3D glasses in the home was “dead” and had been rejected by consumers. But 3net’s president and CEO, Tom […]