DivX SDK Helps Accelerate Ultra HD/4K Live Sports Video Streaming Services on Living Room Devices
PLAINVIEW, NY–(Marketwired – September 11, 2015) – NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), a leading technology product and service provider that specializes in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices, announced that is has licensed its DivX Consumer Electronics (CE) SDK to Broadcom. The DivX SDK implements the MPEG-DASH standard with additional features for live, high action sports and enhanced security for 4K Ultra HD (UHD) movies. This will be demonstrated on a Broadcom chipset in NeuLion’s booth at IBC 2015, making Broadcom the first to show support for live UHD/4K OTT services powered by the NeuLion® Digital Platform.
NeuLion’s DivX technology platform helps Broadcom deliver a new generation of set-top boxes to support OTT video services that stream live and on-demand sports and premium entertainment up to 4Kp60.
The NeuLion Digital Platform leverages newly acquired technologies, including the DivX consumer electronics licensing and certification program, DivX DRM technology and leading streaming solution featuring HEVC and DASH to power encode, delivery and playback of premium sports and entertainment content up to 4K for the world’s top content rights holders and sports leagues. Each DivX Certified® device is tested against the same MainConcept® encoders and profiles used by the NeuLion Digital Platform to ensure the best user experience with the most popular, live sports services.
“Broadcom is no stranger to bringing new solutions to the market. This next series of Broadcom chipsets enables live and on-demand 4K video streaming with framerates up to 60p to set-top boxes, and will clear the path to new 4K live streaming services powered by the NeuLion® Digital Platform on living room devices,” said NeuLion CEO Dr. Kanaan Jemili.
“Broadcom was first with Ultra HD silicon and DivX® HEVC certified chipsets. We continue to work with leading customers like NeuLion to deliver Ultra HD definition content to the subscriber’s home. NeuLion delivers some of the highest quality 4K video streams available to consumers in an OTT environment,” said Broadcom Sr. Director, Product Marketing Stuart Thomson.
To date, more than one billion DivX devices, including over 41,000 unique models, have shipped worldwide from multiple major consumer electronics brands. DivX, LLC received a 2014 Best Ultra HD Codec award from Ultra HDTV Magazine for its DivX 10 software and MainConcept HEVC SDK.
NeuLion will be showcasing live demonstrations of its services on a Broadcom-based set-top box at IBC 2015, including. Visit NeuLion in Hall 14 Stand F34.
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NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) offers solutions that power the highest quality digital experiences for live and on-demand content up to 4K on any device. Through its end-to-end technology platform, NeuLion enables digital content management, distribution and monetization for content owners worldwide including the NFL, NBA, World Surf League, Univision Deportes, Euroleague Basketball and others. With the recent acquisition of DivX, LLC, NeuLion also operates a robust consumer electronics licensing business that has enabled over 1 billion devices worldwide with secure, high-quality video playback, and delivers a DivX consumer software offering that has been downloaded over 1 billion times. NeuLion’s customers include major sports, entertainment and global content companies as well as major consumer electronics manufacturers and software companies. NeuLion is headquartered in Plainview, NY. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.NeuLion.com.
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