DivX, Inc., a digital media company, and Revision3 today announced an agreement that will bring Revision3’s hit online shows to television viewers through the DivX Connected™ platform. The agreement will enable consumers to easily access many of their favorite Revision3 channels like PixelPerfect and Diggnation on any DivX Connected device.
Revision3, the TV network for the Internet generation, offers a number of online channels featuring compelling, original video content. Through DivX Connected, Revision3 will be able to extend the audience for these popular programs beyond the web and into the living room.
DivX Connected is an open platform that allows consumers to easily enjoy videos, music, photos and Internet services without being tied to a computer. DivX Connected technology can be implemented in a variety of affordable consumer electronics devices, including digital media adapters, digital televisions, set-top boxes and more. The first DivX Connected device from D-Link is currently available in the UK, France and Germany and will be released in the US and Canada this year. Additional devices from DivX partners are expected to be available later in 2008.
"Now that all of our shows are in HD, they look just as good on a 60" plasma as on a 3" iPod. But historically you’ve needed a degree in geekology to watch online video on your TV," said Jim Louderback, CEO Revision3. "Not anymore! Now with DivX Connected, it's easier to watch shows on big screen TVs and computers too."
"High-quality Internet video services like Revision3 have exploded in popularity by offering compelling content that has been embraced by digital media consumers," said Patrice Lagrange, Senior Vice President, Products, DivX, Inc. "DivX Connected offers the perfect solution to bring those services beyond the PC to the living room, giving consumers more control and flexibility to enjoy content when and where they want."
For more information on DivX Connected, see divx.com/connected. For more information on Revision3, see revision3.com
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it. Born from the Internet, Revision3 is a TV network for the web, creating and producing shows for a new audience: passionate fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture and music that entertain, educate and help to expand their life experiences.
The company was founded in 2005 by technology visionaries Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and David Prager, because they couldn’t find anything they wanted to watch on traditional television. The company is now led by Internet TV pioneer Jim Louderback. With more than 35 million downloads to date (and 4.2 million per month), Revision3's programs can be found everywhere from Revision3 to a wide range of platforms, including Apple iTunes, Bittorrent, DivX, YouTube and PyroTV. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple Nano, on a computer or a TV.
About DivX, Inc.
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.
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