Rovi and Broadcom to Enable HEVC Playback Across Multiple Screens

June 10, 2013

Companies Work Together to Enable the Secure Delivery and Multi-Screen Playback of High Quality Entertainment Based on the Latest Compression Technology

Company Release – 6/10/2013 8:30 AM ET

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (The Cable Show 2013) – Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI), driving digital entertainment innovation, today announced it is working with Broadcom to enable device manufacturers and service providers to utilize the benefits of High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC/H.265) to deliver an enhanced entertainment experience. Rovi is planning to drive 4K content creation and, through its DivX® HEVC Certification Program, the market availability of compatible devices. Broadcom plans to support the playback of DivX HEVC streaming and downloadable content in the company’s recently announced BCM7445, an Ultra High Definition (UltraHD) home gateway chip. UltraHD quadruples the resolution of today’s 1080p HDTV displays and HEVC provides the necessary efficiencies to reduce the bandwidth required by up to 40% as compared to the previous H.264 standard.

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