Agreement to license DivX® HEVC Ultra HD Helps Enable 4K Pay TV Services in Europe
LAS VEGAS, NV, January 05, 2015—DivX, LLC, a leading provider of next-generation digital video solutions, and Siligence, a leading European manufacturer of Internet access and video devices for the digital home, announced today that Siligence has signed a new wide-ranging license agreement to implement DivX® HEVC technology in its set-top boxes, enabling the playback of high-quality, highly efficient video at up to 4K resolutions in the living room.
This inaugural agreement between DivX and Siligence helps to strengthen DivX’s position in the European over-the-top market by ensuring a large footprint of devices with support for DivX DRM video. Siligence’s set-top box line based on Broadcom and STMicro advanced silicon solutions will undergo DivX Certification for DivX Plus® HD and DivX HEVC Ultra HD in advance of shipment directly to European operators, starting with a leading operator in Northern Europe this spring. By adding DivX technology, Siligence is preparing its set-top boxes to support upcoming 4K over-the-top services.
“We believe DivX® HEVC technology effectively delivers the most seamless and efficient solution for the highest quality HD and 4K video streaming on next-generation devices, and we’re excited to work with Siligence to bring new 4K entertainment services to consumers around the world,” said DivX President and CEO Dr. Kanaan Jemili.
“We are excited to integrate DivX® technology to deliver a solid user experience for the playback of HD and 4K content on Siligence set-top boxes,” said CEO and President Didier Zwierski of Siligence. “With its partners Siligence provides innovative technology solutions to operators and we look forward to extending this partnership with 4K streaming services for Pay TV operators in 2015 and beyond,” he added.
The DivX end-to-end HEVC solution is designed to accelerate the adoption of the latest compression standard across the entire video distribution system. 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. DivX recently received a 2014 Best Ultra HD Codec award from Ultra HDTV Magazine for its DivX 10 software and MainConcept HEVC SDK.
Visit DivX at 2015 International CES (South Hall, #31650) from January 6 to January 9 to see a demonstration of DivX HEVC Ultra HD streaming. DivX will also exhibit at the CES ShowStoppers event, giving editors and industry analysts an exclusive, in-depth look at the company’s product portfolio. ShowStoppers is being held at the Wynn Hotel on Tuesday, January 6, from 6-10p.m.
The 2015 International CES Show will have more than 3,500 exhibitors, including manufacturers, developers, and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, and technology delivery systems. The conference program will include 250 sessions. CES draws more than 150,000 attendees from more than 140 countries annually.