Supports the Delivery of a Consistent, High-Quality Digital Streaming Media Experience
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 7, 2012 IBC -- Driving
(Nasdaq:ROVI) and Broadcom today announced that Broadcom's latest IPTV
platforms will support DivX Plus Streaming(TM). Lightweight and easy to
deploy, DivX Plus Streaming brings features historically associated with
Blu-ray Discs to the over-the-top entertainment experience. The joint
solution will help media player manufacturers streamline the development and
release of products that offer an advanced streaming experience. Rovi will
be demonstrating DivX Plus Streaming, running on Broadcom's flagship BCM7241
IP set-top box platform, at IBC 2012, September 6 to 11, Hall 5, Stand A31.
The adaptive streaming solution, DivX Plus Streaming, not only dynamically
adjusts streams to help deliver maximum visual quality based on available
bandwidth, but also offers an advanced feature set with support for 1080p,
subtitles, multiple language tracks, and trick-play functions such as smooth
fast forward and rewind. DivX Plus Streaming expands the value of the
already popular DivX Plus(R) HD Certification program, which brings these
same advanced multimedia features to 'download to own' video content.
"As digital media consumption proliferates, consumers increasingly demand
easy and high-quality streaming media experiences, regardless of network
infrastructure," said Stuart Thomson, senior director of product marketing,
Broadcom. "By supporting the very latest in DivX Plus Streaming
capabilities, Broadcom continues to deliver the next-generation in digital
living - enabling users to easily download, stream and enjoy content
virtually anywhere, anytime."
"We are pleased Broadcom will integrate DivX Plus Streaming on their
platforms and can begin to support manufacturers and retailers combining to
provide consumers a high quality entertainment experience," said Matt Milne,
EVP worldwide sales and marketing, Rovi Corporation. "For consumer
electronics manufacturers as well as content owners and retailers, DivX Plus
Streaming provides a true end-to-end solution for the secure encoding,
delivery, and consumption of high-quality streamed video content; however,
ultimately, it's about providing a better product that will drive increased
usage and greater consumer satisfaction."
Broadcom's BCM7241 IP set-top box platform features a high performance CPU
that supports over-the-top (OTT) content and services delivery with a full
suite of Internet-based frameworks and applications. Additional key features
include powerful 3D graphic performance, high speed memory and low power to
meet new code of conduct requirements.
To develop DivX Plus Streaming, Rovi built upon core DivX(R) technologies
recognized by millions of consumers around the world for delivering great
video performance, visual quality, and multi-screen interoperability.
Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq:BRCM), a FORTUNE 500(R) company, is a global
leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless
communications. Broadcom(R) products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data
and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments.
With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip
and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by
Connecting everything(R). For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.
About Rovi Corporation
Rovi powers the discovery, delivery, display and monetization of digital
entertainment. With innovative technology solutions for consumer electronics
manufacturers, service providers, content producers, advertisers, retailers
and websites, Rovi connects people and the entertainment they love. The
company holds approximately 5,200 issued or pending patents worldwide and is
headquartered in Santa Clara, California. More information about Rovi can be
found at rovicorp.com.