Apple, NHK, Orange and Samsung are among 23 organisations listed as holders of essential patents by MPEG LA.

Its announced the availability of the HEVC Patent Portfolio License, a joint licence that includes patents essential to the HEVC standard, also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2.

“The market is ready for an HEVC License,” said MPEG LA President and CEO Larry Horn, “and MPEG LA is proud to offer one. We applaud the cooperation and hard work of HEVC patent owners to make this important technology available through an efficient licensing alternative.”

The full list of enterprises holding essential HEVC patents is

Apple Inc.
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
Fujitsu Limited
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
HUMAX Holdings Co., Ltd.
Intellectual Discovery Co., LTD.
JVC KENWOOD Corporation
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Korean Broadcasting System (KBS)
KT Corp.
M&K Holdings Inc.
NEC Corporation
Newratek, Inc.
Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK)
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
Orange SA
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Siemens Corp.
SK Telecom
Tagivan II, LLC
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
Vidyo, Inc.