SAN DIEGO and BERLIN, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ — IFA 2010 — DivX, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIVX), a leading digital media company connecting people and entertainment announced that Broadcom Corporation’s BCM3549 connected digital television (DTV) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution is the company’s first platform to complete DivX Plus(TM) HD Certification. Broadcom’s high-performance and advanced solution will power the playback of DivX Plus HD 1080p video in the MKV container on DTVs using the USB slot or streaming from the home network via Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) support. Broadcom’s BCM3549 digital TV platform with DivX Plus HD support will be demonstrated at IFA 2010.
The BCM3549 DTV platform features an advanced multi-format video decoder, 3D/2D graphics core, Ethernet MAC and PHY, DLNA support and 1080p60 input and output capability. Integrated DLNA technology support enables consumers to locate and enjoy digital content anywhere on their home network and effortlessly move or stream this content between DLNA-connected devices. These features, combined with a high level of integration and best-in-class picture quality, reduce overall system cost while enabling TV manufacturers to offer innovative applications and interactive content that is changing the way consumers enjoy their televisions.
“We are happy to work with Broadcom, a major technology innovator and leading worldwide DTV chip provider,” said Matt Milne, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, DivX, Inc. “Broadcom is a valuable IC partner for DivX, and their support is an important milestone for the DivX Plus HD program and an exciting step towards the deployment of more digital TVs worldwide.”
“DivX provides a high-quality, secure and easy-to-use playback experience across more than 300 million devices, and we are pleased to support our shared DTV customers’ goals of supporting the widest selection of video formats such as H.264/MKV,” said Rich LeDrew, Senior Product Manager, Digital Television, Broadcom. “This will offer consumers a seamless experience when accessing content on a television, the hub for entertainment and information distribution throughout the digital home.”
DivX Plus HD Certification is the premium level of certification available from DivX, optimized for consumer electronics products and supports the playback of all content created with DivX software. Available on www.divx.com, DivX Plus Software allows users to create and playback H.264 video in an .mkv file container. DivX Plus HD Certified devices will playback all previous versions of DivX video, and DivX Plus HD video files with the .mkv file extension and AAC audio created with third-party tools.
Known for great performance, visual quality and interoperability on any DivX Certified® device, DivX provides OEMs with a comprehensive digital media solution supporting the majority of high-quality Internet video on TVs or other consumer electronics devices. In addition, DivX also supports the secure playback of major Hollywood titles from major studios and many online movie download sites now distribute Hollywood content in the DivX format worldwide.
Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video creation and playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual high-quality users expect from DivX.
For more information about DivX, visit www.divx.com.
DivX, Inc. is a leading digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the “three screens” comprising today’s consumer media environment–the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 300 million DivX devices have shipped into the market worldwide from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home.
On June 2, 2010, DivX, Inc. and Sonic Solutions announced a proposed merger transaction. Sonic Solutions has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus in connection with the proposed merger and both companies intend to mail a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents to Sonic and DivX shareholders following such time that the registration statement is declared effective by the SEC.
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute “forward-looking statements.” Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding DivX’s visibility within the investment community and the availability of certain DivX enabled products to consumers. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause DivX’s actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: the risk that customer use of DivX technology may not grow as anticipated; the risk that anticipated market opportunities may not materialize at expected levels, or at all; the risk that the Company’s activities may not result in the growth of profitable revenue; risks and uncertainties related to the maintenance and strength of the DivX brand; risks associated with DivX’s ability to penetrate existing and new markets; risks regarding the effects of competition; the risk of DivX’s dependence on its licensees and partners; risks related to the effect of intellectual property rights claims; risks related to DivX’s partners’ ability to make certain products available to consumers on specified timelines, or at all; and other factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of DivX’s most recent report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. DivX is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.