IBC MENA: Altech integrates DivX for 4K STBs

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 21 January 2015

Altech Multimedia will license and integrate DivX HD and DivX HEVC digital video technology in its forthcoming 4K-ready set-top boxes (STBs) for the over-the-top (OTT) market.

The first retail device from Altech to undergo the DivX Plus HD certification process is based on BCM7241, Broadcom's high definition (HD) IP set-top box SoC. It will become available in early 2015. The next model, based on BCM 7252, will be certified for DivX HEVC Ultra HD, and is currently scheduled for launch in mid-2015.

"Altech Multimedia is helping to extend DivX's value to more and more consumers around the world. Their investment in our technology shows pay-TV operators, OTT providers and even traditional service providers that DivX can enable their premium entertainment services on virtually any screen," said Kanaan Jemili, president and CEO, DivX.

Marco Caputo, VP of sales and marketing, Altech Multimedia, added: "We are thrilled to announce this partnership with DivX and to show our operator customers that we are prepared with best-in-class solutions both AVC and HEVC for premium over-the-top video services."

DivX-certified devices for HEVC will support DivX DRM and, says the company, 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.