DivX and TechniSat Sign Agreement to Bring DivX Certified STBs and IDTVs to German Retail MarketMonday, September 13th, 2010
First DivX Certified Set-Top-Boxes in Germany will Enable Consumers to Enjoy High-Quality DivX Video in the Living Room
SAN DIEGO and AMSTERDAM — DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ: DIVX) , a leading digital media company connecting people and entertainment, and TechniSat Digital GmbH, a leading consumer electronics organisation with headquarters in Germany, today announced an agreement to bring DivX technology to TechniSat digital set-top-box devices, as well as digital televisions, for the German retail market.
With over 300 million DivX devices shipped to the market from major manufacturers, DivX Certification has become synonymous with the ability to playback high-quality digital video files from the Internet in the living room or on the go. DivX Certified set-top-boxes from TechniSat will enable consumers to easily enjoy their collection of DivX videos on the television through simple USB playback. Additionally, DivX Certified TechniSat devices will support the playback of secure, premium Hollywood content in the DivX format from major studios including Sony Pictures, Paramount, Warner Brothers, Lion’s Gate and Starz Entertainment.
“We’re excited to partner with TechniSat to bring the first DivX Certified set-top-boxes to the German market,” said Malachi Bierstein, Director and General Manager of EMEA, DivX, Inc. “DivX technology provides a number of advantages to set-top box manufacturers looking to provide consumers with access to the catalogue of high-quality IP-delivered video content. The collection of premium DivX titles available from multiple online retailers, including Media Markt in Europe, coupled with a strong global brand, superior performance and video quality make DivX the ideal solution for the next generation of set-top boxes.”
Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video creation and playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual high-quality users expect from DivX.