Digital entertainment solutions specialist Rovi has revealed that Rovi Entertainment Store, the company’s end-to-end, white-label solution for entertainment storefront creation and management, powers the new Video Store movie service on BlackBerry PlayBook. Video Store provides consumers with access to an extensive catalogue of film and TV entertainment, including new releases that will be available for purchase or rent on the same day as they come out on DVD or Blu-ray Disc. Video Store is initially available with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 in the US, and is expected to be followed by launches in additional countries later this year.
Rovi has also announced along with Pantech Wireless – one of Korea’s largest mobile phone manufacturers – that Pantech’s new Pantech Element tablet has achieved DivX HD certification. The first DivX Certified Pantech tablet for the US market, the Android-based Pantech Element is available through AT&T. The collaboration is the result of a DivX technology licensing agreement between Rovi and Pantech, expanding the number of DivX Certified tablets and smartphones in the US carrier market and further contributing to Rovi’s accelerating momentum with mobile OEMs.