Posted on January 6, 2014 — Las Vegas (Consumer Electronics Show 2014)
Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) is introducing new DivX technologies and showcasing some of the latest innovations designed to accelerate broad market adoption of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265). During CES 2014, DivX plans to host a range of demonstrations of DivX HEVC technology including DivX Live and DivX HEVC UltraHD/4K in collaboration with industry leaders. Rovi is also launching updates to DivX 10 and its MainConcept HEVC SDK to enable consumers and professionals to apply the benefits of the latest compression technology to reduce file sizes and create UltraHD/4K content experiences.
“During CES 2014, we are showcasing what represents the culmination of a significant, two-year development effort designed to enable the entertainment ecosystem to use HEVC to recognize new video delivery efficiencies and drive high-quality video experiences,” said Dr. Kanaan Jemili, senior vice president, product management at Rovi. “Working with other pioneers fueling the market for HEVC, we are hosting live cutting-edge demonstrations that showcase the true power of HEVC and how DivX HEVC technologies can be used to enable the live and on-demand streaming of next-generation video experiences to a broad range of home and mobile devices.”
DivX HEVC, 4K and Live Streaming Demonstrations During CES 2014
Rovi’s end-to-end HEVC solution is designed to accelerate the adoption of the latest compression standard across the entire video distribution system. Rovi’s end-to-end solution comprises new MainConcept® encoding SDKs for professional content creators; the DivX Video Service™ with DivX DRM for protected content delivery for service providers, mobile operators and content retailers across multi-screen devices; DivX 10 consumer software tools for PC-based DivX HEVC creation and playback, and an extension to the DivX Certification program to allow IC and OEM customers to quickly bring to market mobile and consumer electronics products that support high-quality DivX HEVC playback. DivX HEVC Certified Devices will support an advanced feature set for media playback including multi-language subtitles and audio tracks, trick-play track for smooth fast forward and rewind, chapter points for quick scene navigation, and resume playback across devices. To date, over one billion DivX devices, including over 30,000 unique models, have shipped worldwide from multiple major consumer electronics brands.
DivX plans to host private meetings and product demonstrations for industry executives during the CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, January 7-10 at Caesars Palace. Invited attendees will have the opportunity to view live demonstrations of the company’s end-to-end solution powering the creation, delivery and multiscreen playback of next-generation video, including 4K content using the new compression standard HEVC/H.265. For all DivX related news from CES visit: www.divx.com/pressreleases.
Rovi powers the discovery, delivery, display and monetization of digital entertainment. With innovative technology solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers, service providers, content producers, advertisers, retailers and websites, Rovi connects people and the entertainment they love. The company holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. More information about Rovi can be found at rovicorp.com.
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