AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBC – Driving digital entertainment innovation, Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) and Broadcom today announced that Broadcom's latest IPTV platforms will support DivX Plus Streaming ™. Lightweight and easy to deploy, DivX Plus Streaming brings features historically associated with Blu-ray Discs to the over-the-top entertainment experience. The joint solution will help media player manufacturers streamline the development and release of products that offer an advanced streaming experience. Rovi will be demonstrating DivX Plus Streaming, running on Broadcom's flagship BCM7241 IP set-top box platform, at IBC 2012, September 6 to 11, Hall 5, Stand A31.
The adaptive streaming solution, DivX Plus Streaming, not only dynamically adjusts streams to help deliver maximum visual quality based on available bandwidth, but also offers an advanced feature set with support for 1080p, subtitles, multiple language tracks, and trick-play functions such as smooth fast forward and rewind. DivX Plus Streaming expands the value of the already popular DivX Plus ® HD Certification program, which brings these same advanced multimedia features to 'download to own' video content.
"As digital media consumption proliferates, consumers increasingly demand easy and high-quality streaming media experiences, regardless of network infrastructure," said Stuart Thomson, senior director of product marketing, Broadcom. "By supporting the very latest in DivX Plus Streaming capabilities, Broadcom continues to deliver the next-generation in digital living - enabling users to easily download, stream and enjoy content virtually anywhere, anytime."