Disney and Christie Sign Comprehensive Technology Supply, Support and
Services Agreement for Digital Cinema
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
“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
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!.
“Christie” and “Solaria” are trademarks of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.,
registered in the United States of America and certain other countries.
DLP and DLP Cinema® are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments.
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Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.
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