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Kinema-Junposha Selects Rovi DivX Video Service to Power Premium Entertainment Content Service in Japan(September 12, 2013)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBC - Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI), driving digital entertainment innovation,today announced that Kinema-Junposha.Co.Ltd has selected Rovi's DivX Video Service™ to power Japan's first DivX® premium online video store. Kinema-Junposha, one of Japan's most distinguished entertainment publishing firms, will use Rovi's end-to-end video solution to provide high-quality video services on a wide range of connected devices.
Building upon core DivX video streaming and download technologies, and DRM (digital rights management), as well as MainConcept® professional encoding tools, the DivX Video Service offers components for managing the entire video distribution chain from creation of video and enablement of secure delivery to multi-screen playback across PC, mobile and CE devices. These components help video services quickly scale services and offer consumers a high level of consistency, flexibility, and interoperability. The DivX Video Service includes Rovi's DivX Plus Streaming™, enabling a "Blu-ray-like" experience in a streaming environment with support for 1080p high definition, multi-language subtitles and audio tracks, quick start, resume playback across devices, smooth fast-forward/rewind, and future support for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265).
"By using Rovi's DivX technologies, Kinema-Junposha is able to provide tremendous value by delivering an enriched experience to our customers," said Katsuyuki Shimizu, president of Kinema Junposha. "Through Rovi's technologies, we are able to expand our video distribution models and support a range of viewing options for our customers."
"We are pleased to team with Kinema-Junposha and provide support for its new digital entertainment delivery service, which brings premium movie titles to consumers in Japan," said Bob Shallow, SVP, product sales & marketing at Rovi. "Rovi is dedicated to providing high-quality solutions to enable our clients to deliver and display video and that set the stage for seamless integration of advanced technologies like HEVC and 4K. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Kinema-Junposha to further fuel the market for advanced digital entertainment."
Supporting a range of entertainment distribution models including digital downloads and connected-device streaming, DivX Video Service features studio-approved DivX® DRM (digital rights management). The DivX DRM includes a system of measures that authenticates content, users and devices in order to safeguard premium content, while at the same time providing consumers a flexible, multi-screen entertainment experience. The solution is also built to be capable of supporting the creation, secure delivery and playback of HEVC and 4K video across multiple screens. The DivX DRM solution, when used in DivX Plus Streaming, was also recently approved by the DECE (Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem consortium).
DivX Plus Streaming has been approved by studios and adopted by companies helping to drive over-the-top entertainment distribution. The advanced adaptive streaming format has gained the support of integrated circuit (IC) vendors including Broadcom, MediaTek, MStar, and Qualcomm, and has been selected to power video delivery for a range of online entertainment services.
Visitors to IBC in Amsterdam, September 13-17, can view live demonstrations of DivX Video Service along with Rovi's complete range of solutions driving the advanced discovery, delivery, and monetization of digital entertainment at Rovi's Stand 5.A31. Also on display at the show is Rovi's end-to-end solution for HEVC.
Kinema-Junposha provides high quality movies and information throughout Japan and contributes to entertainment fans through its movie related media including the movie magazine "Kinema Junpo" launched in 1919 and the history of movies web service "KINENOTE".
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 over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. More information about Rovi can be found at rovicorp.com.
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