Konka chooses DivX HEVC for 4K TVs

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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Konka Chooses DivX® HEVC Technology to Power High-Quality 4K Video Experience on Televisions

  • License Agreement Renewal Extends DivX Brand Presence in China Consumer Electronics Market

SAN DIEGO — DivX, LLC, a leading provider of next-generation digital video solutions, and Konka Group, one of China’s leading TV manufacturers, today announced that the two companies will work together to implement DivX® HEVC Ultra HD (4K) technology across Konka’s line of 4K digital televisions.

Konka is the latest consumer electronics manufacturer to adopt DivX HEVC technology, which enables 4K video content at highly efficient file sizes that can be transferred over the Internet. DivX is a leader in bringing the new HEVC video standard (also referred to as H.265) to the global market, offering the first widely available consumer software tools for the creation of Ultra HD video content to help drive the emerging next-generation video ecosystem, as well as the DivX Certified® Program for DivX HEVC to accelerate HEVC adoption in hardware devices.

“4K video offers a huge leap forward in quality, and companies like Konka are at the forefront of bringing a great 4K playback experience to consumers,” said Dr. Kanaan Jemili, CEO of DivX, LLC. “DivX HEVC technology lets consumers easily create and playback stunning 4K video at highly efficient file sizes, for an easy, real-world experience that delivers on the promise of next-generation technology.”

“The DivX HEVC solution complements our 4K digital televisions perfectly by enabling the seamless playback of extremely high-quality video at manageable file sizes,” said Konka company spokesperson. “DivX continues to be a leader in next-generation video technology and we’re pleased to continue our mutually beneficial partnership.”

The end-to-end DivX HEVC solution is designed to accelerate the adoption of the latest compression standard across the entire video distribution system. DivX Certified devices for HEVC will support DivX DRM and an advanced feature set for media playback including multi-language subtitles and audio tracks, trick-play track for smooth fast forward and rewind, chapter points for quick scene navigation, and resume playback across devices. DivX recently received a 2014 Best Ultra HD Codec award from Ultra HDTV Magazine for its DivX 10 software and MainConcept® HEVC SDK.