Sorenson Spark Video Decoder Licensed by Pantech For Mobile Devices

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 
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Sorenson Spark Video Decoder Allows Pantech Handsets to Offer Complete Playback of Internet Video

SAN DIEGO — Sorenson Media today announced that Pantech Co. Ltd, has licensed the Sorenson Spark video decoder to be included in the company’s broad range of mobile devices. The Sorenson Spark decoder will give Pantech handset users access to the most comprehensive range of Internet video.

Pantech, one of Korea’s largest mobile phone manufacturers, is relied upon by carrier customers worldwide to deliver innovative and trendsetting handsets. By licensing Sorenson Spark, Pantech can offer its costumers the widest selection of Internet video available on the mobile Web. Sorenson Spark allows access to Internet video that is inaccessible with any other decoder.

Sorenson Spark is the industry’s most ubiquitous video codec and was the first codec used in Macromedia Flash, now Adobe Flash. Sorenson Spark enables mobile devices and other consumer products to playback the largest selection of videos on the Internet, including those on YouTube, the single largest online video destination site today.

“Pantech has established itself as a major global handset maker, and we are excited to have them join the growing list of licensees of the Spark decoder,” said Douglas Cebik, director of business development for Sorenson Media. “Pantech customers that want access to all of the video the Internet can offer will be able to enjoy full access with Sorenson Spark.”

“Sorenson Spark is recognized in the mobile device market as a leading provider of complete mobile video packages,” said Joon-Woo Lee, executive vice president for Pantech. “As we continue to incorporate the best software and other services into our products, Sorenson Spark was a good fit in helping us deliver an even more full video experience to our customers.”