Cinema on Web is the first online technology multiplex, broadcasting premium cinema quality Bollywood films, entertainment and television content.

DivXNetworks, the company that created the revolutionary, patent -pending DivX video compression technology, today announced the launch of a secure, video -on -demand service, available at Cinema on Web is the first online technology multiplex, broadcasting premium cinema quality Bollywood films, entertainment and television content.

Powered by the DivX Open Video System, the new service from Cinema on Web is amongst the first to deliver and broadcast cinema quality, licensed Bollywood film content to Internet users. All content available through the system is duly encrypted and licensed, protected from piracy and available at the highest level of visual quality. Titles include pay -per -view sports, feature films, first run and simultaneous release Bollywood and independent films. All are available to global audiences through Cinema on Web's worldwide content delivery network, with a choice of wireless, dial up, mobile and broadband capability.

"Currently, each new Bollywood film is available illegally on the Internet a day or so before its theatrical release," said Al Mason, CEO of Cinema on Web. "Our partnership with DivXNetworks represents the future of entertainment on the Internet. Soon, virtually all new major movies will be distributed digitally with secure VOD solutions like the one created by DivXNetworks, simultaneously defeating piracy and generating additional revenue for film studios and producers."

Dev Anand, the legendary Indian actor of over a hundred movies, is also amongst the first to collaborate with Cinema on Web. "My company, Nav Ketan International Films PVT Ltd, is the first Indian film company to work with a worldwide Internet content delivery network, so that the public have pay -per -view access to my blockbusters like Guide, Jewel Thief, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, in numerous foreign languages including English, Japanese and French," said Anand.

Cinema on Web expects over 500 million pay -per -view customers from year 2005 -2007, each buying a $5 pay -per -view ticket for a simultaneous release movie and $0.90 to $1.99 for old classic hits.

Cinema on Web's technical partner DivXNetworks offers a complete Video -on -Demand (VOD) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) platform to address widespread piracy. DivX DRM makes it easy for users to find and purchase legal and protected content over the Internet. This content can be viewed on PCs as well as on all DivX Certified consumer electronics (CE) devices without compromising security. An estimated 20 million DRM enabled DivX Certified CE devices shipped last year, waiting to securely play the very Hollywood content that has become a favourite target of pirates.

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About DivXNetworks
DivXNetworks is a consumer -focused video technology company positioned at the center of multimedia convergence. The company's core offering is the DivX ® video codec, among the world's most popular video compression technologies with over 160 million users worldwide. Often called "the MP3 of video," the patent -pending DivX video technology offers DVD -quality at 10 times greater compression than MPEG -2 files, enabling full length films to easily fit on a CD or be delivered over broadband connections. DivX video technology powers a range of applications that span the convergence value chain, from a secure IP -based video -on -demand solution to next -generation consumer electronics products and video software applications. DivXNetworks is headquartered in San Diego, California, with satellite offices in Los Angeles and San Jose, CA, Taipei, Taiwan, and Dortmund, Germany. For more information, visit

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