It was just a few months back that Sony certified their PlayStation 3 console to support DivX video playback. And in January Sony gave approval to port their entire Sony Pictures Television catalog to the DivX DRM-protected format for distribution to consumers. Now, the company is announcing they will begin porting its Sony Pictures Television International catalog to DivX as well. Obviously, this bodes well for DivX, Inc. and it also gives consumers a bit more flexibility on the type of devices (i.e. PC, TV, mobile) they can watch their purchased content on. It will be interesting to see what other big name players will join in and how DivX, Inc. plans on using H.264 encoding as part of their future strategy (referring to their acquisition of MainConcept AG).
Tags: Digital Media, DivX, Sony
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