NanoTech adds more 4K UltraHD fodder to UltraFlix service
Michelle Clancy
| 19 September 2014
VGTel-360 Entertainment & Productions has licensed its 4K UltraHD library of films to NanoTech Entertainment for distribution on the UltraFlix Network.

NanoTech continues to add to its content stable. It recently announced that UltraFlix is being bundled with Sony's 2014 4K UltraHD TV product line, "which allows our content to quickly be made available to millions of new 4K customers," said VGTel-360 Entertainment & Productions CEO Greg Wells. "In anticipation of the Q4 proliferation of 4K demand we began scanning a series of Giant Screen films to Ultra HD late last year. These titles will soon be available for viewers worldwide as we've recently licensed the films to OEMs and satellite providers for release later this year.

"NanoTech will be the first 4K Ultra HD streaming service to provide our growing library of films to consumers," added Wells.

VGTel-360 Entertainment, which finances and develops, produces and distributes 4K UHD content through subsidiaries Motion Picture Scanning Services and Grand Schema Entertainment, licenses its films for distribution through Los Angeles-based K2 Communications, which reached agreement with NanoTech. K2 is a specialist studio for IMAX and other Giant Screen films exhibited in museums, science centres and other specialty cinemas.

By clicking on NanoTech's UltraFlix application on set-top boxes (STBs) or 4K UltraHD TVs, viewers can stream VGTel-360 Entertainment's library of 4K titles including Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk, Alaska: Spirit of the Wild, Bears and Amazing Journeys, along with more than 300 hours of other 4K content available on the network.

"We are very excited to be working with VGTel-360 Entertainment as a source for quality 4K titles; partnering with companies like VGTel-360 Entertainment will help us make UltraFlix the industry's digital 'go-to' 4K smart TV app for every major 4K TV platform," said Aaron Taylor, NanoTech's executive vice president of sales and marketing. "In the last two months alone, the UltraFlix dedicated all 4K library has dramatically expanded from 50 to over 200 title offerings."

VGTel-360 Entertainment began financing the digital scanning for a series of Giant Screen films to 4K format in December 2013. VGtel-360 Entertainment, in collaboration with its production and distribution partners, is scanning, downscaling and licensing these Giant Screen films for 4K UltraHD television broadcast and 4K theatrical distribution.

"This is a symbiotic relationship that provides for the advantage of rapid growth and faster market penetration," said Mark Kresser, president of K2 Communications. "K2 recognizes NanoTech's great track record, and we both realise the demand for 4K content is growing even faster than analysts originally anticipated."