Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced Rovi TotalCode™ Enterprise 2.0, a scalable, server-distributed encoding solution for high volume content production that is designed to streamline the preparation of video entertainment for digital distribution channels including broadcast and over-the-top storefronts. The latest version will be one of the first commercially available production solutions to support the preparation of movies in the downloadable UltraViolet™ Common File Format (CFF). UltraViolet, which is designed to offer consumers unprecedented freedom and flexibility in how they watch and collect home entertainment, is operated by the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem LLC (DECE). In addition, TotalCode Enterprise 2.0 is being developed to offer a disc-to-digital capability designed to efficiently convert content owners’ DVD catalogs into a variety of advanced formats, including DivX Plus Streaming™ and UltraViolet’s CFF. TotalCode is also expected to offer an automated QC workflow that enables segment re-encoding, or the fine tuning of specific areas without re-encoding an entire title, via a project handover to TotalCode Professional.
Adding to the momentum for Rovi’s next-generation adaptive streaming format that is being adopted by retailers and CE manufacturers to deliver high quality streams with advanced playback features, TotalCode Enterprise has been designed to support the encoding of titles in the DivX Plus Streaming™ format. TotalCode Enterprise 2.0 is also designed to increase production efficiency for advanced digital delivery formats by solving many of the complex workflow challenges associated with automating the creation of titles through the use of multiple input assets that combine several audio, subtitle, and metadata streams.
“As a company we are fully committed to fueling the market for digitally delivered entertainment and enabling the entire entertainment delivery chain – from content owners and production studios to retailers and consumer electronics manufacturers – to participate in and profit from this industry transformation,” said Matt Milne, EVP, worldwide sales and marketing, Rovi. “At the beginning of the video delivery chain, our latest professional production solutions in TotalCode are designed to simplify and accelerate the preparation of titles for delivery through a comprehensive range of digital platforms and services including UltraViolet.”
Scheduled to release in June, TotalCode Enterprise 2.0 will be part of a wide-ranging upgrade to Rovi’s TotalCode line of content production solutions that also includes TotalCode Studio, a comprehensive desktop encoding solution, and TotalCode Professional, which adds powerful QC and parameter controls for segment re-encoding that result in stunning, cinematic-quality video. Built on a unified platform that facilitates seamless workflows and the interchange of encoding presets, the entire TotalCode line is designed for easy customization and integration with existing production workflows. For a complete overview of Rovi’s TotalCode production solutions visit: rovicorp.com/totalcode
Rovi is showcasing a number of its technologies and services that are driving and enabling the digital entertainment ecosystem at NAB 2012 including, DivX Plus Streaming, MainConcept® SDK 9.5, TotalCode Enterprise 2.0, and Rovi Entertainment Store™. Rovi is exhibiting at NAB 2012, April 16-19, 2012 (South Upper Hall, Booth 6215) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
About Rovi Corporation
Rovi Corporation (rovicorp.com) is focused on revolutionizing the digital entertainment landscape by delivering solutions that enable consumers to intuitively connect to new entertainment from many sources and locations. The company also provides extensive entertainment discovery solutions for television, movies, music and photos to its customers in the consumer electronics, cable and satellite, entertainment and online distribution markets. These solutions, complemented by industry leading entertainment data, create the connections between people and technology, and enable them to discover and manage entertainment in an enjoyable form.
Rovi holds approximately 5,100 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with numerous offices across the United States and around the world including Japan, China, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom.
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