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Kinema-Junposha Selects Rovi DivX Video Service To Power Premium Entertainment Content Service In Japan

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBC - Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI), driving digital entertainment innovation,today announced that Kinema-Junposha.Co.Ltd has selected Rovi's DivX Video Service to power Japan's first DivX ® premium online video store. Kinema-Junposha, one of Japan's most distinguished entertainment publishing firms, will use Rovi's end-to-end video solution to provide high-quality video services on a wide range of connected devices.

Building upon core DivX video streaming and download technologies, and DRM (digital rights management), as well as MainConcept ® professional encoding tools, the DivX Video Service offers components for managing the entire video distribution chain from creation of video and enablement of secure delivery to multi-screen playback across PC, mobile and CE devices. These components help video services quickly scale services and offer consumers a high level of consistency, flexibility, and interoperability. The DivX Video Service includes Rovi's DivX Plus Streaming™, enabling a "Blu-ray-like" experience in a streaming environment with support for 1080p high definition, multi-language subtitles and audio tracks, quick start, resume playback across devices, smooth fast-forward/rewind, and future support for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC/H.265).

"By using Rovi's DivX technologies, Kinema-Junposha is able to provide tremendous value by delivering an enriched experience to our customers," said Katsuyuki Shimizu, president of Kinema Junposha. "Through Rovi's technologies, we are able to expand our video distribution models and support a range of viewing options for our customers."

"We are pleased to team with Kinema-Junposha and provide support for its new digital entertainment delivery service, which brings premium movie titles to consumers in Japan," said Bob Shallow, SVP, product sales & marketing at Rovi. "Rovi is dedicated to providing high-quality solutions to enable our clients to deliver and display video and that set the stage for seamless integration of advanced technologies like HEVC and 4K. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Kinema-Junposha to further fuel the market for advanced digital entertainment."

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