The IMAX Enhanced experience offerings on Disney+ are about to get even more immersive. Disney has announced that the IMAX signature sound from DTS will soon be added to the already expanded aspect ratio that the IMAX Enhanced experience offers on Disney’s streaming service. Although a specific date has not been released, it will be sometime in 2023.
The new audio experience will be available to select best-in-class manufacturers that will support IMAX signature sound from DTS at launch. This includes IMAX Enhanced certified TVs from Sony and Hisense. AV receivers from Denon, Marantz and JBL will also be among the companies offering access to the experience when it launches this year at IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio, which delivers 1:90:1 and provides up to 26% more image for select sequences, is currently available for supported titles across all Disney+ on supported devices at no additional cost or equipment addition.
“We are excited to launch the next evolution of IMAX Enhanced technology on Disney+ in the coming year,” said Jerrell Jimerson, Executive Vice President of Product, Disney Streaming. “This unique collaboration expands our long-standing relationship between Disney and IMAX, and we look forward to delivering this new immersive audio experience along with premium playback quality for current and future titles to our audiences around the world.”
“We are thrilled to bring audiences an even better theater experience in the home and beyond as we launch the next phase of IMAX Enhanced on Disney+,” said Vikram Arumilli, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Streaming and Consumer Technology, IMAX Corporation. can’t wait for fans to experience more of our groundbreaking, unparalleled visual and audio advancements across the entire IMAX Enhanced collection on Disney+, with more titles coming soon.”
“Fan response to the launch of IMAX Enhanced titles on Disney+ has been overwhelmingly positive, giving viewers what they’ve been asking for – stunning images at home as intended by the incredible teams behind some of the world’s most popular films,” said Bill Neighbors, Chief Content Officer at Xperi. “Now fans will be able to get the full IMAX Enhanced experience with the addition of IMAX Enhanced signature sound from DTS, exclusive to these titles.”
The announcement continues the growing relationship between IMAX and Marvel Studios that began when audiences entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe in IMAX in 2010. Since then, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the highest-grossing franchise in IMAX history. Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame were the first films to be shot entirely with IMAX digital cameras. Titles available with IMAX Enhanced on Disney+ include select sequences in IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio.
Disney+ is the first major streaming service to elevate the viewing experience at home with IMAX Enhanced, giving subscribers new ways to relive the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With this partnership between IMAX and DTS, viewers can now experience the IMAX Enhanced titles in the highest quality.
When DTS arrives on Disney+ this year, it will be available for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which will arrive on the streaming service on February 1, 2023.
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