BERLIN, Aug. 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) , driving digital entertainment innovation, today announced that MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, is set to integrate Rovi's DivX Plus Streaming ™ technology into its silicon solutions for connected Blu-ray disc players and DTVs. The collaboration will enable CE manufacturers to rapidly deploy devices compatible with online video services from retailers, operators, and content owners that have adopted the advanced adaptive streaming format such as Dixons and Media Markt. Rovi will be demonstrating DivX Plus Streaming at IFA 2012, August 31 to September 5 (Hall 25, Stand 146) in Berlin. Rovi's DivX Plus Streaming solution is built upon core DivX technologies, which are recognized by millions of consumers around the world for delivering excellent video performance, visual quality and multi-screen interoperability. DivX Plus Streaming brings features historically associated with Blu-ray Discs to the over-the-top entertainment experience. The adaptive streaming solution 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. "MediaTek continues to advance and extend the capabilities of our processor family to address our customers' needs for exceptional performance and high quality multimedia features," said Joe Chen, GM of Home Entertainment at MediaTek. "By implementing DivX Plus Streaming, we are embracing the future of streaming media services and enabling our partners to deliver a more advanced over-the-top entertainment experience." DivX Plus Streaming integrates trusted digital rights management technologies that are currently used by a number of online retailers offering movies in the DivX format. Furthermore, to accelerate time to market and device integration, Rovi continues to build on the existing certification program used for DivX which has resulted in shipment by top-tier manufacturers of more than 750 million DivX-certified consumer electronics devices.
"Our collaboration with MediaTek, a leading IC design company, will add to the incredible support we are receiving from the industry for DivX Plus Streaming," said Matt Milne, executive vice president worldwide sales and marketing, Rovi Corporation. "The broad adoption by the SoC market will help us quickly establish the device ecosystem that our retail partners will use to connect consumers to a more advanced entertainment experience."About Rovi Corporation Rovi powers the discovery, delivery, display and monetization of digital entertainment. With innovative technology solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers, service providers, content producers, advertisers, retailers and websites, Rovi connects people and the entertainment they love. The company holds approximately 5,200 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. More information about Rovi can be found at rovicorp.com. The Rovi Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6482 About MediaTek Inc. MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code "2454", MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Denmark, England, Sweden and Dubai. For more information, please visit MediaTek's website at www.mediatek.com Forward Looking Statements All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements that use the words "will" or "is expected to," or similar words that describe the Company's or its management's future plans, objectives, or goals, are "forward-looking statements" and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors are further addressed in the Company's most recent report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2012 and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time (available at www.sec.gov). The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as required by law.
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