Altech partners with DivX on 4K set-top boxes

Set-top provider Altech Multimedia has struck a deal with DivX to integrate DivX Plus HD and DivX HEVC technology into its upcoming set-top boxes. The set-tops will enable playback of 4K video. The first to undergo the DivX Plus HD Certification process will launch in early 2015, with the next to follow in mid-2015. The […]

NeuLion acquires DivX in US$62.5 million deal

US-based online video specialist NeuLion has acquired video technology specialist DivX in a US$62.5 million (€52.1 million) deal that it says will place it at the forefront of the 4K OTT video market and give it broader global reach. Upon closing of the deal, Nancy Li, NeuLion’s CEO, will become executive vice chairman of the […]

DivX plans mobile push with app launch

DivX is looking to make a push into the mobile space with the launch of its first branded mobile app, as part of a new multi-faceted business strategy for the newly independent company.  The firm, which was spun out from Rovi earlier this year in a deal worth US$75 million, aims to release a customer-focused […]

Sharp and Rovi renew DivX deal

Sharp has renewed its multi-year DivX licensing agreement with Rovi Corporation, allowing it include DivX HEVC technology in its next-generation of AQUOS TVs and Blu-ray recorders. The agreement will allow Sharp to support high-quality streaming and playback of DivX HEVC HD 720p/1080p and Ultra HD/4K HEVC content. The deal also includes use of Rovi’s adaptive […]

Rovi hits 1 billion DivX device milestone

Rovi Corporation has reached a 1 billion milestone for shipments of DivX-supported devices, it announced today.  DivX technology is now included in more than 30,000 models of devices, including digital TVs, set-top boxes, smartphones and tablets. The news came as Rovi announced that Japanese entertainment publishing firms Kinema-Junposha has selected its DivX Video Service to […]

Toshiba and Rovi partner for DivX TV streaming

Toshiba has partnered with Rovi Corporation in a deal that will see it launch a range of digital TVs certified for DivX Plus Streaming. The move will enable Toshiba TVs to support entertainment services from over-the-top providers such as UK retailer Dixons’ KnowHow Movies service, which is powered by Rovi’s technology. DivX Plus Streaming is […]

Rovi launches DivX Video Service

Rovi has launched an end-to-end service for multi-screen delivery based on it DivX video technology and DRM.  The DivX Video Service launched at NAB in Las Vegas. Rovi’s offering is designed to integrate with TV Everywhere and over-the-top entertainment services, allowing users to manage the entire video distribution chain from creation and secure delivery to […]