DivX, LLC, a leading provider of next-generation digital video
solutions, today announced the renewal of a wide-ranging licensing
agreement with Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation, a
world-leading diversified manufacturer. Under the agreement, Toshiba has
released the world's first DivX® HEVC Ultra HD televisions-the new
Toshiba 58L8400 and Cinema Series 65L9400 models of North America-which
are capable of playing back high-quality DivX HEVC video up to 4K
The agreement will enable Toshiba to add a diverse array of DivX
technology to their consumer electronics products, including 4K and
Smart TVs, Blu-ray players and more. Through the license renewal,
Toshiba will continue to offer DivX, DivX Plus® HD and DivX Plus
Streaming® playback on their devices. Additionally, Toshiba will
continue to adopt the DivX HEVC Ultra HD profile, enabling the playback
of high-quality DivX HEVC video at 4K resolutions. DivX Certified®
devices can easily play personal and protected Hollywood entertainment
in DivX profiles.
"Toshiba has always recognized the value of DivX® tehnology to enhance
the consumer video experience, and we're pleased that they are releasing
the world's first DivX® HEVC Ultra HD Certified devices as we extend our
long relationship," said Dr. Kanaan Jemili, CEO of DivX, LLC. "We've
seen great momentum around our DivX® HEVC offering, and we look forward
to continuing to work with partners like Toshiba to drive new technology
into the market."
The DivX end-to-end HEVC solution is designed to accelerate the adoption
of the latest compression standard across the entire video distribution
system. Consumer electronic devices that are DivX Certified for HEVC
support HD and Ultra HD (4K) resolutions, 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.
Join DivX at IBC 2014 on September 12-16 in Hall 5, Stand C10.
About DivX, LLC
DivX, LLC is leading the way to better, more seamless consumer video
experience by powering the professional creation, protected distribution
and high-quality playback of highly efficient video to multiple devices
and platforms. DivX, along with its subsidiary MainConcept, offers
service providers, device manufacturers and integrators technologies
that address the entire video supply chain with solutions for software
applications, OTT content services and consumer electronics devices.
Over one billion DivX-enabled devices have shipped worldwide from major
manufacturers, and DivX consumer software products have been downloaded
over one billion times. DivX is based in San Diego, CA, with offices
across Europe and Asia. For more information on the company, visit www.divx.com.
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