Samsung and DivX Announce Agreement to Add DivX Video Support to Leading Line of Digital Televisions
DivX, Inc. (Nasdaq:DIVX) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced a multiyear agreement to add high-quality DivX video playback to a number of Samsung digital television models. The DivX Certified Samsung devices are expected to be available in worldwide markets beginning in early 2009, and will be able to playback DivX media files directly via USB slots or via Ethernet connection certified by DLNA.
The new devices will join a range of existing DivX Certified products from Samsung, including DVD players, mobile phones and more. DivX is a high-quality digital video technology that allows consumers to create and watch content on the PC, living room and on the go. Over 100 million DivX Certified devices have already shipped worldwide from major manufacturers, including DVD players, mobile phones and gaming consoles.
“As an innovator in the consumer electronics space, Samsung has already embraced DivX functionality in a wide variety of products and we’re pleased to extend our already strong relationship to the digital television category,” said Kevin Hell, CEO of DivX, Inc. “DivX Certified digital televisions enable consumers to easily enjoy the high-quality content they create or discover on the PC in a true home theatre environment.”
“We are dedicated to providing the most compelling media experience through Samsung TV and AV devices. The addition of DivX support to our line of digital televisions will significantly enhance the consumer experience,” said Kyungshik Lee, Vice President of Visual Display Division at Samsung Electronics.
Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience.
DivX, Inc. is a digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the “three screens” comprising today’s consumer media environment–the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 100 million DivX Certified devices have shipped into the market from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home.