Altech selects DivX for 4K STBs

DivX, a provider of next-generation digital video solutions, and Altech Multimedia, a provider of products, professional services and solutions to the broadband industries, have announced a new agreement to license and integrate DivX Plus HD and DivX HEVC technology into its upcoming set-top boxes. The devices will be made available to consumers globally through retail and operator channels, thereby enabling the high-quality playback of 4K video in the living room.

This agreement between DivX and Altech helps strengthen DivX’s position in the Asia Pacific over-the-top (OTT) market by ensuring a large footprint of devices capable of securely playing back high-quality, highly efficient DivX video streams. Launching in early 2015, the first retail device from Altech to undergo the rigorous DivX Plus HD Certification process is based on BCM7241, Broadcom’s high definition (HD) IP set-top box SoC. The next model based on BCM 7252 will be certified for DivX HEVC Ultra HD, and is currently slated 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 DivX President and CEO Dr. Kanaan Jemili.

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