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Will leverage IMAX-SSIMWAVE combo to turbocharge the viewer experience business
Waterloo, ON, Canada, January 25, 2023 – Saj Jamal, who has helped to shape the fortunes of blue chip and technology companies during a 30-year marketing career, has returned to SSIMWAVE as Vice President, Marketing as the company is poised to advance the filmmaker-to-fan streaming experience following its acquisition by IMAX.
IMAX is trusted by top filmmakers and studios to deliver innovative and immersive experiences. Jamal will be instrumental in building on IMAX’s brand by communicating the benefits of how SSIMWAVE’s Emmy Award-winning technology will advance studio-to-device delivery of content to drive new, recurring revenue and grow IMAX’s global leadership in entertainment technology.
During an earlier stint as vice president, marketing for Communitech, a startup accelerator, Jamal supported the initial development of SSIMWAVE. He was instrumental in establishing the business value of the proprietary tech to the media and entertainment industry.
“When we needed it most, Saj Jamal made sure that SSIMWAVE was in all of the important streaming conversations,” said Dr. Abdul Rehman, CEO, CTO and Co-Founder of SSIMWAVE.
“As we move forward with IMAX, Saj’s vision, expertise, and relationships will help an expanded universe of customers preserve creative intent and efficiently deliver high-quality experiences to devices.”
“IMAX with SSIMWAVE is a game-changer for filmmakers streaming to fans at home and beyond,” said Jamal. “IMAX is an innovator in entertainment technology, and for movie-goers, they have built the gold standard. The acquisition of SSIMWAVE is a testament to IMAX’s commitment to innovation for the benefit of the filmmaker and meeting fans where they are, at the theatre, and now at home.”
About SSIMWAVE, an IMAX Company
SSIMWAVE is in the business of maximizing in-home and on-the-go viewing experiences.
They have improved the viewer experience of more than 150 million subscribers over billions of viewing minutes to date. The world’s top streaming media companies work with SSIMWAVE, including Disney, Paramount Global, and Warner Bros. Its technology is protected with 50 patents and patents pending globally. SSIMWAVE has won a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award (2020); a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering (2015); NAB Product of the Year Awards (2021 and 2022); and was named Best New Streaming Technology winner in the NAB Show (2021).
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture, and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theaters to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe. Streaming technology company SSIMWAVE, an IMAX subsidiary, is a leader in AI-driven video quality solutions for media and entertainment companies.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto, and Los Angeles, with additional offices in London, Dublin, Tokyo, and Shanghai. As of September 30, 2022, there were 1,703 IMAX theater systems (1,622 commercial multiplexes, 12 commercial destinations, 69 institutional) operating in 87 countries and territories. Shares of IMAX China Holding, Inc., a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, trade on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “1970.”
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Paul Schneider, PSPR, Inc. for SSIMWAVE