Company Licenses DivX HEVC Technology for Integration into Leading Wowza Streaming Engine™ Software
SAN DIEGO, CA, April 7 2014—DivX, LLC, a leading provider of next-generation digital video solutions, today announced that Wowza® Media Systems, LLC, the leading provider of Simply Powerful Streaming™ software, has agreed to integrate the MainConcept HEVC codec SDK into Wowza Streaming Engine™ software, to support DivX Live streaming based on HEVC video and compatible with MPEG-DASH. Additionally, the two companies will work together to support DivX transcoding, paving the way for customers to stream live high-quality DivX HEVC content to devices.
DivX will be demonstrating Wowza Streaming Engine software at the upcoming NAB show beginning April 7 at booth SU9110, showcasing real-time DivX HEVC 1080p live streaming encoding using the MainConcept HEVC SDK. The combined solution will enable over-the-top (OTT) content providers to stream DivX HEVC on-demand or live content directly to consumer devices. DivX Live is based on HEVC and is compatible with MPEG-DASH.
“We’re committed to creating a better video experience with our incredibly efficient, high-quality HEVC solution, and partnering with Wowza will enable content providers to easily stream next-generation video to consumer electronics devices,” said Dr. Kanaan Jemili, CEO of DivX, LLC.
Wowza Streaming Engine, formerly Wowza Media Server®, is robust, customizable, and scalable server software that powers reliable streaming of high-quality video and audio to any device anywhere. In addition to DivX HEVC streaming, Wowza Streaming Engine will also support DivX Live for the delivery of real-time content.
“DivX and MainConcept offer an outstanding HEVC solution, and we’re excited to work together to give our customers the ability to stream the highest-quality content to a wide range of devices,” said Mike Talvensaari, VP, Product Management, Wowza Media Systems.
The DivX end-to-end HEVC solution is designed to accelerate the adoption of the latest compression standard across the entire video distribution system. The 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 recently received a 2014 Best Ultra HD Codec award from Ultra HDTV Magazine for its DivX 10 software and MainConcept HEVC SDK.
About DivX, LLC.
DivX is a leading provider of next-generation digital video technologies for Over-The-Top services from content preparation, to protected delivery and multiscreen playback of high-quality video across consumer electronics devices and mobile platforms. DivX, along with its subsidiary MainConcept, is accelerating the adoption of the HEVC/H.265 video standard across the video supply chain with solutions for 3rd party software integration, transcoding applications, and protected playback on consumer electronics devices.
About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems, LLC (www.wowza.com) helps organizations harness the power of streaming by reducing the complexities of audio and video delivery to any device anywhere. Organizations in more than 150 countries count on innovative and award-winning Wowza software to build, deploy, and manage customized streaming solutions that deliver high-quality and engaging live and on-demand experiences. Wowza is privately held, with offices in Evergreen, Colorado, Mountain View, California and Berlin, Germany.
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