|Fine art & photography on Blu-ray discs|
Ilse Jurriën : July 20th 2007 - 11:38 CET
High definition art & photography on Blu-ray discs : GalleryPlayer, best known for having one of the largest libraries of rights-protected high definition image programming in the world, has inked an exclusive distribution deal with leading independent home entertainment distributor Image Entertainment, Inc, to release four new titles exclusively on Blu-ray disc this fall. The deal marks the debut of high definition lifestyle imagery on Blu-ray disc, a new category of high definition program content pioneered by GalleryPlayer in which the world’s finest art and photography transform any screen into a stunning, personalized showcase. The one-hour-plus programs slated to be released this fall.|
Fine art & photography - Blu-ray discs|
The High definition art & photography Blu-ray discs will include 1000 Places to See Before You Die: 50 Favorite Destinations, The Amazing World of National Geographic, Art Wolfe: Vanishing Act and 50 Paintings from the Museum of Modern Art. Blu-ray disc is the newest platform available to GalleryPlayer viewers, who can already access an unrivaled array of rights-protected fine art and photography images via the GalleryPlayer website; on Comcast and other cable operators; in select hotels and on HD memory cards, in partnership with Panasonic, for viewing across their entire line of 2007 Plasma and HD TVs.
GalleryPlayer - Blu-ray discs
“GalleryPlayer’s move into the Blu-ray disc market underscores the Company’s focus on providing consumers with easy access to the world's finest high definition art and photography,” said Paul Brownlow, President of GalleryPlayer. “HD Lifestyle Imagery demands the highest quality visual presentation and consumer experience, which Blu-ray discs deliver. Blu-ray discs are clearly the preferred choice, currently outselling HD-DVDs, and we’re launching our most popular content on the most popular platform. It’s a winning combination for GalleryPlayer, Blu-ray and millions of consumers.”
Fine art photography on blu-ray discs
“Image has always strived to bring to market the latest, most diverse and technically advanced offerings. Now that consumers are showing a preference for high definition content, Image won't disappoint them,” stated David Borshell, Chief Operating Officer of Image Entertainment. “With its reputation for successfully pioneering high definition lifestyle imagery, GalleryPlayer is an ideal partner for Image to team up with and bring the audience an exciting selection of Blu-ray discs.”
1000 Places to See Before You Die: 50 Favorite Destinations
This Blu-ray disc brings viewers on a visual journey of author Patricia Schultz’s 50 favorite places, including the Temples of Bagan, Milford Sound, the Grand Canyon, and Machu Picchu. Enjoy the clarity and color of these stunning photographs, the next best thing to being there. Schultz’s top selling book “1000 Places to See Before You Die” is hailed by CBS-TV as one of the best books of the year, and praised by Newsweek as “the book that tells you what's beautiful, what's inspiring, what's fun, and what's just unforgettable everywhere on Earth.”
Photography - The Amazing World of National Geographic
National Geographic photographs show the world around us in all its wonderful wealth of glories great and small. In this collection of superb landscapes and cityscapes, familiar views, and unknown vistas, our world is brought to vivid life. Every image on this Blu-ray disc presentation is arresting, unique, and impressive.
Nature photography - Art Wolfe: Vanishing Act
Astonishing imagery from the book “Vanishing Act,” by acclaimed wildlife photographer Art Wolfe, comprise this Blu-ray disc that is sure to please HD and nature enthusiasts alike. Each photograph serves is a visual puzzle as viewers search to find the hidden animal amongst its natural surroundings. Wolfe is the recipient of the National Audubon Society’s Rachael Carson Award, amongst other prizes. His work exemplifies animals’ natural ability to blend into their environments as an inherent defense mechanism from predators.
50 Paintings from the Museum of Modern Art
Experience 50 masterworks of modern and contemporary art from New York’s acclaimed Museum of Modern Art. Stunning HD imagery includes works from Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dali and more.
GalleryPlayer, Inc. is the global pioneer in HD Lifestyle Imagery. Meeting the consumer demand for fresh HD content, GalleryPlayer delivers a wide variety of rights-protected, high definition imagery that transforms any screen into a stunning showcase, as well as providing high-class, personal expression to HDTV screens. GalleryPlayer’s proprietary, patented technology is designed for the efficient production, presentation, rights management, promotion and cross-platform distribution (via cable, the internet and widescreen DVDs) of HD rights-protected imagery. The company currently has license agreements with over 45 content providers, including The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Geographic, Time Life, and The New York Times, as well as distribution and delivery agreements with Panasonic, Comcast, Guest-Tek and others.
About Image Entertainment
Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,000 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 250 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and approximately 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights and, through its subsidiary Egami Media, Inc., has digital download rights to approximately 2,000 video programs and over 250 audio programs containing more than 4,000 tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California, and has a domestic distribution facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.