DISNEY AND CHRISTIE SIGN COMPREHENSIVE TECHNOLOGY SUPPLY, SUPPORT AND SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR DIGITAL CINEMA
The two companies will share projection technology ideas and innovations to provide audiences with unparalleled movie-going experiences.
Cypress, Calif. - (October 3, 2013) - The Walt Disney Studios has entered into an agreement with Christie® to provide the latest digital cinema technologies and a variety of professional services for The Walt Disney Studios' production, post-production, screening rooms and premieres. In addition, Christie's Managed Services will provide Disney's accomplished engineering team with round-the-clock support for Disney's digital cinema facilities, supported by Christie's Network Operations Center (NOC) and Christie's on-site preventative maintenance services.
The two companies will share projection technology ideas and innovations to provide audiences with unparalleled movie-going experiences. Disney will have early access to emerging Christie technologies and provide input into product development, including laser projection, 4K projection, and Christie's Integrated Media Block.
"Disney continues to push the limits of technology and innovation, and we at Christie are honored that we have this long-term opportunity to bring our considerable technology and service resources to bear to support Disney's movie business," said Jack Kline, president and COO, Christie Digital Systems USA Inc.
"Our agreement with Christie assures us of leading-edge projection technology and services for our Motion Pictures and our Studio Lot," said Jeff Miller, President, Studio Operations, The Walt Disney Studios. "We're also looking forward to working with Christie to refine and improve projection technologies."
A combination of 2K and 4K Christie Solaria® Series DLP Cinema® projectors will be delivered to Disney in 2013, beginning with Disney's worldwide headquarters in Burbank, California.
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world's most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com for more information.
About The Walt Disney Studios
For nearly 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney; Walt Disney Animation Studios; Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.