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NAB 2013: new Rovi DivX Video Service complements OTT

Editor | 09-04-2013
Rovi has revealed a new an end-to-end video solution for high quality multiscreen video delivery.
Designed to integrate with over-the-top (OTT) entertainment services, the new DivX Video Service is said to be able to offer components for managing the entire video distribution chain from creation and secure delivery to multiscreen playback, streamlining an otherwise complex and costly task of delivering video to multiple devices.
Building upon core DivX video technologies and DRM, as well as MainConcept professional encoders, DivX Video Service offers components for managing the entire video distribution chain from creation and secure delivery to multiscreen playback.
The solution also includes a range of content creation tools for encoding, encrypting and packaging video content. These tools include TotalCode Enterprise, a server-distributed solution for high-volume production which is said to reduce the number of encodes required to support multiscreen and will allow users to convert content catalogues into DivX profiles for advanced adaptive streaming and high quality digital downloads.
Rovi claims that such an end-to-end approach is claimed to enable video services to offer the highest possible level of consistency, flexibility, and interoperability. "DivX Video Service brings together established and proven technologies to streamline the otherwise complex and costly task of delivering video entertainment across multiple devices," said Kanaan Jemili, SVP, product management, Rovi Corporation. "With upcoming support for HEVC, we believe DivX Video Service is not only a solution for high quality video distribution today, but also set to drive a new generation of advanced entertainment experiences in the future."
Available immediately, DivX Video Service supports a range of entertainment distribution models including digital downloads and connected-device streaming. Rovi plans to update DivX Video Service to support HEVC/H.265, the latest compression standard set to enable the broader availability of HD video and delivery of 4K TV entertainment later in 2013.