Broadcom cable SoCs DivX Certified for HEVC Ultra HD

Monday, April 13th, 2015
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NeuLion® Digital Platform Drives 4K Adoption With DivX Certified® for HEVC Ultra HD Streaming Set-Top Box Chips

  • Best-in-Class HEVC Playback to Support Future 4K Over-the-Top (OTT) Services

PLAINVIEW, NY — NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), a leading technology product and service provider that specializes in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices, today announced that Broadcom’s family of Ultra HD solutions has been DivX Certified® for HEVC Ultra HD, enabling support for high-quality 4K video streaming experiences on cable set-top boxes.

Broadcom’s family of Ultra HD set-top box and home gateway solutions include the flagship BCM7445 SoC as well as the BCM7444, BCM7444S, BCM7251S and BCM7252S. The series are the first step to delivering 4K Ultra HD TV into the home with the performance and picture quality needed for the evolution in multi-screen-connected home entertainment. Broadcom’s 28 nanometer (nm) ARM-based Ultra HD solutions deliver more transcoding efficiency, CPU processing performance and home networking throughput to support a greater range of applications such as video-on-demand (VoD), gaming, social media and web store applications.

“By offering the world’s first chipset that is DivX Certified® for HEVC to set-top box manufacturers seeking 4K Ultra HD playback, Broadcom has once again demonstrated its leadership in bringing new solutions to market,” said NeuLion CEO Kanaan Jemili, Ph.D. “The BCM7445 will enable set-top box manufacturers to provide incredibly high-quality 4K playback with remarkable efficiency, opening the door to next-generation video services powered by the NeuLion® Digital Platform.”

“Broadcom was the first to market with Ultra HD silicon and we can now add another ‘first’ with support for DivX® HEVC Ultra HD streaming from NeuLion,” said Joseph Del Rio, Broadcom Product Line Director, Broadband Communications. “The highly efficient DivX HEVC technology is a value-add to our set-top box partners who are looking to improve visual quality without sacrificing performance or dramatically increasing bandwidth consumption.”

The NeuLion Digital Platform leverages newly acquired DivX technologies, including the DivX Certified program for consumer electronics devices and leading HEVC technology, powering encoding, secure delivery and high-quality playback of premium sports and entertainment content up to 4K.

More than one billion DivX devices, including over 30,000 unique models, have shipped worldwide from multiple major consumer electronics brands. DivX, LLC received a 2014 Best Ultra HD Codec award from Ultra HDTV Magazine for its DivX 10 software and MainConcept HEVC SDK.