When Blu-Ray players hit the scene a few years ago, they not only introduced viewers to a new vibrant, high-definition picture quality but also a lineup of new capabilities such as the ability to download a favorite movie or listen to an online radio station created on a laptop.
Today, the technology has spread its wings, going beyond Blu-Ray players and moving into many of the set-top boxes that consumers already have connected to their TVs. As such, viewers are quickly becoming accustomed to the instant delivery of some of these Internet-powered services.
Read Rovi’s press release about the certification here.
Broadcom, of course, has been instrumental in powering some of these technological breakthroughs. Today, we’re happy to announce that our IP set-top box platforms has achieved the DivX Plus Streaming Certification, a milestone that solidifies our platform for the DivX Plus Streaming technology. That technology provides instant, easy access to enhanced streaming content on the go, making movie watching better with 1080p high def picture, multilingual subtitles, smooth fast-forward and rewind, instant playback across devices and the ability to download and playback when offline. For service providers, DivX Plus Streaming is a differentiated feature that can be offered to customers.
Broadcom powers this high-performance viewing experience with its easy-to-implement certified DivX Plus Streaming BCM7241 IP set-top box platform.
The certification and associated technology are being touted this week at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam, an important industry gathering for European cable, IPTV and satellite markets. In fact, the streaming service is ripe for expansion in Europe, where it is offered by electronics retail giant Media Markt.
Watch the video to learn more about Rovi’s DivX Plus Streaming offering: