Philips to provide lighting for Syfy’s “The Expanse”

Philips has announced that it has signed a contract with Syfy to provide lighting for the highly anticipated epic series “The Expanse”.

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Philips provided lighting for Syfy’s Sharknado 2 and 12 Monkeys and this contract is merely a continuation of a fruitful collaboration, the company said in a news release.

“Philips Hue will offer viewers the ability to enhance The Expanse experience with a unique “light track” that uses audio cues and translates them into ambient lighting effects. For each episode in the 10-episode series, the Philips Hue bulbs change colour and intensity to reflect scenes in the show, adding heightened engagement and a new dimension to immersive television,” reads the news release.

The series will premiere in the fourth quarter of 2015 and Philips Hue is en route to redefine the very way people will watch TV in the future.

“Syfy is consistently at the forefront of utilising technology for transmedia storytelling. The footage we are seeing from The Expanse has us incredibly excited about utilising technology with Philips to the fullest. Not only do we have outer space as a canvas – but the special effects and action will make this our most compelling Philips Hue experience to date,” said Matthew Chiavelli, Vice President, Digital Media & Strategy, Syfy.

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“As connected lighting experts, we continue to create new and innovative ways for consumers to engage with and experience light. Working with Syfy on 12 Monkeys, Sharknado, and Sharknado 2, we have pioneered unique lighting experiences, changing the way viewers interact with their favourite TV shows and movies and our partnership continues to set new standards in home entertainment,” said Amy Huntington, president, Philips Lighting – Americas.

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