Rovi Corporation today announced a multi-year contract with ViewCast (OTCBB: VCST), a leading developer of hardware and software for the transformation, management and delivery of professional quality video. Under the terms of the agreement, ViewCast is using the MainConcept® Streaming SDK to enable support for a broad range of streaming protocols and formats within its popular Niagara® Streaming Media Systems.
“A market leader, with a world-renowned video and audio codec library, Rovi was a natural choice to enhance our powerful Niagara systems,” said Adrian Giuhat, CTO, ViewCast. “Delivered using a common API, the MainConcept Network Streaming SDK helps accelerate our in-house development effort and streamline system introductions and updates.”
Designed for professional broadcasting applications, Niagara streaming media systems help simplify the complex workflows otherwise associated with the transformation of video over broadband and mobile networks. From a single video source, Niagara systems can deliver multiple live simultaneous streams in various formats, bit rates and resolutions, including streaming to Apple® iPhone®, iPad®, Android mobile devices as well as PCs and Set Top Boxes.
“We are delighted to be teaming with a global leader in streaming technologies and support systems that deliver exceptional quality video to computers and mobile devices,” said Dirk Peters, Vice President, Sales, Rovi Corporation. “Our relationship is a testament to our ability to evolve the MainConcept SDK to adapt quickly to new formats and protocols, and is another proof point of Rovi’s rapidly expanding role in multiple levels of digital entertainment delivery and consumption.”
Providing developers with an industry-leading suite of developer tools for encoding, decoding and streaming video and audio for delivery over a network or the Internet with exceptionally high quality at low bit rate, Rovi’s MainConcept SDK powers many of the most popular broadcast, professional and consumer applications in the market today. Providing developers with a powerful suite of encoding, decoding, formatting, and streaming technologies, the MainConcept SDK provides a common API that enables developers to quickly add MainConcept codecs and streaming technologies into their existing digital media products and workflows. Offering high-quality encoding with support for the latest processors, operating systems, and major international codec standards, the MainConcept SDK is a one-stop shop for developers that want to save time and money and be fast to market.
For a complete overview of Rovi’s MainConcept software development kits for adding audio and video encoding, decoding, transcoding and streaming to a range of applications visit: mainconcept.com/.
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 to 19, 2012 (South Upper Hall, Booth 6215) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
ViewCast enables anyone to deliver video whenever, wherever. With more than 500,000 Osprey® video capture cards and thousands of Niagara® streaming systems deployed globally, ViewCast is at the forefront of the video industry.
ViewCast (viewcast.com) is headquartered in Plano, Texas, USA, with sales and distribution channels located globally.
About Rovi Corporation
Rovi Corporation 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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