Company targets strategic global growth for upcoming DivX Certified® 4K devices
SAN DIEGO, CA & DUBAI, UAE, January 20, 2015—DivX, LLC, a leading provider of next-generation digital video solutions, and Altech Multimedia, a provider of products, professional services and competitive solutions to the digital multimedia broadcast and broadband industries, today announced a new agreement to license and integrate DivX Plus® HD and DivX® HEVC technology into its upcoming set-top boxes. The devices will be made available to consumers globally through retail and operator channels, thereby enabling the high-quality playback of 4K video in the living room.
This agreement between DivX and Altech helps strengthen DivX’s position in the Asia Pacific over-the-top (OTT) market by ensuring a large footprint of devices capable of securely playing back high-quality, highly efficient DivX video streams. Launching in early 2015, the first retail device from Altech to undergo the rigorous DivX Plus HD Certification process is based on BCM7241, Broadcom’s high definition (HD) IP set-top box SoC. The next model based on BCM 7252 will be certified for DivX HEVC Ultra HD, and is currently slated for launch in mid-2015.
“Altech Multimedia is helping to extend DivX’s value to more and more consumers around the world. Their investment in our technology shows pay TV operators, OTT providers and even traditional service providers that DivX can enable their premium entertainment services on virtually any screen,” said DivX President and CEO Dr. Kanaan Jemili.
“We are thrilled to announce this partnership with DivX and to show our operator customers that we are prepared with best-in-class solutions—both AVC and HEVC—for premium over-the-top video services,” said Marco Caputo, Altech Multimedia’s VP of Sales and Marketing.
The DivX HEVC solution is designed to accelerate the adoption of the latest compression standard. DivX Certified® devices for HEVC will support DivX DRM and 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. In 2014, DivX received a Best Ultra HD Codec award from Ultra HDTV Magazine for its DivX 10 software and MainConcept HEVC SDK.
About DivX, LLC
DivX, LLC is leading the way to better, more seamless consumer video experience by powering the professional creation, protected distribution and high-quality playback of highly efficient video to multiple devices and platforms. DivX, along with its subsidiary MainConcept, offers service providers, device manufacturers and integrators technologies that address the entire video supply chain with solutions for software applications, OTT content services and consumer electronics devices. Over 1 billion DivX enabled devices have shipped worldwide from major manufacturers and DivX consumer software products have been downloaded over 1 billion times. DivX is based in San Diego, CA, with offices across Europe and Asia. For more information on the company, visit www.divx.com/company.
About Altech Multimedia
Altech Multimedia is one of the world leading providers of products, professional services and competitive solutions to the digital multimedia Broadcast and Broadband Industries. Altech Multimedia solutions include a number of innovative world-first applications that are currently deployed in several digital television networks around the world and in addition to being device independent, Altech Multimedia offerings are available as either stand-alone or complementary solutions that integrate seamlessly with existing systems. Through its operating companies Altech Multimedia has a global footprint with technical development and support centres in South Africa, India, China and Australia and sales support offices in South Africa, Australia, India, Europe and the Middle East. Altech Multimedia boasts a Blue-Chip client base and an award winning product portfolio as well as an enviable reputation amongst its partners and peers as one of the most technologically capable businesses in the industry. The Altech Multimedia group consists of a number of operating companies which include Altech UEC SA, Altech Multimedia International, Altech UEC Australia and Altech SetOne. Altech Multimedia is a division of Altech (Allied Technologies Limited), a Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) listed company. www.altech-multimedia.com
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