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Toshiba TVs using Rovi DivX Plus Streaming for Knowhow

Rovi has announced the availability of a range of Toshiba DTVs that use Rovi’s cutting-edge DivX Plus Streaming technology. 

In the UK, Toshiba DTVs are enabling Dixon’s Retail’s Knowhow Movies service, one of the a number around the globe now supporting Rovi’s advanced adaptive streaming format.

“Today, consumers in the UK are able to experience our advanced adaptive streaming solution first hand, which is a true testament to our success in rapidly taking DivX Plus Streaming from market adoption to consumer availability,” said Bob Shallow, SVP, product sales and marketing at Rovi. “Thanks to our collaboration with leading IC and CE manufacturers, we are realizing our vision for delivering a better consumer streaming experience.”

DivX Plus Streaming brings a feature set to streaming media that is typically that includes enabling 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. In addition, to help eliminate buffering or the “spinning wheel”, DivX Plus Streaming includes Dynamic Resolution Scaling, providing smooth and seamless transitions between different resolutions, according to Rovi.

In addition to powering video delivery for KNOWHOW Movies, DivX Plus Streaming was selected to deliver services in China for STM, as well as Mei-Ah, a film production company that recently launched an on-demand entertainment offering for mobile users in collaboration with China Mobile.

As part of its licensing agreement STM, will use DivX Plus Streaming as well as Rovi TotalCode, a professional quality video encoding solution. These solutions will initially be deployed to power a new service that will offer access to premium video entertainment in over 20,000 internet cafés in Greater China.

Rovi has used the IFA show to unveil products including DivX 10 consumer software that will enable the creation, playback and streaming of DivX HEVC, and DivX Video Service, including its DiVX Plus Streaming adaptive streaming format.

Rovi will exhibit at IBC on stand 5.A31

Tags: Knowhow, Rovi, Toshiba, UK