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PublicDIVX
Date5/2006
Raised
Post IPO Valuation$160M
Acquired bySonic Solutions
Price$323M
Date6/2010
TermsCash and Stock

General Information

Websitedivx.com
CategorySoftware
Employees
DescriptionVideo codec

Offices

San Diego, USA
4780 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA, 92121
USA

People

vice president and controller
Board of Directors
Advisory Board Member
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Legal
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
General Counsel
Investor
Creative Director

Acquisitions

AnySource Media, 9/2009 $15M

Investments

deviantART 6/2007

Funding

Competitors

Tags

DivX

DivX provides the popular DivX codec, which allows for high quality videos and minimal file sizes.

DivX, LLC, (NASDAQ: SNIC) a division of Sonic Solutions, enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. We create, distribute and license digital video technologies that span the “three screens” comprising today’s consumer media environment — the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 350 million DivX devices have shipped into the market from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. We also offer 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.

DivX is among the world’s most popular digital media formats, powering a worldwide ecosystem of content, software and consumer electronics devices.

Key Facts

  • DivX™ is a registered trademark of DivX, Inc.
  • DivX™ is a digital media format
  • DivX™ software enables the playback and creation of high definition H.264 video in an MKV file container
  • DivX™ licenses its technology to content creators and provides an online video-on-demand system for content distributors
  • DivX™ offers certification programs for software and hardware products that support DivX™ video creation and playback
  • DivX, Inc. was incorporated in May 2000 and completed its IPO in September 2006
  • In November 2007, DivX, Inc. acquired MainConcept, a leading provider of H.264 video technology
  • In late 2008, DivX, Inc. launched its newest certification program for devices that play DivX Plus HD (H.264-based) video
  • In August 2009, DivX, Inc. acquired AnySource Media, the creator of the on-demand Internet television platform
  • DivX TV was announced in January 2010, bringing Internet media to the TV in an embedded platform
  • Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Starz Media’s Overture Films and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution have approved distribution of their content by retailers using the DivX™ format
  • Hollywood content in the DivX™ format is available online from CinemaNow (US), Film Fresh (US), Warner Video Live (France), FilmOn.com (UK) and Play4Film (Worldwide)

Recent Milestones

  • Check
    DivX — DivX acquired by Parallax Capital Partners and StepStone Group to operate as standalone business (3/31/14)
    Posted 3/31/14 at 10:14am via wsj.com
  • Handshake
    DivX was acquired by Sonic Solutions for $323M. (6/2/10)
    Posted 6/2/10 at 3:04am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    DivX added Matt Milne as executive vice president and general manager. (1/1/10)
    Posted 7/30/13 at 2:31am
  • Handshake
    DivX acquired AnySource Media for $15M. (9/1/09)
    Posted 9/2/09 at 10:54am via paidcontent.org
  • Check
    DivX added Tim Rosa as Vice President Marketing. (4/1/09)
    Posted 4/13/11 at 2:58pm
  • Check
    DivX added Ryan Taylor as Sr. Product Marketing Manager. (10/13/08)
    Posted 3/5/12 at 4:33pm
  • Dollar
    DivX invested in deviantART. (6/21/07)
    Posted 5/15/08 at 4:19pm via paidcontent.org
  • Stock
    Went public with stock symbol DIVX. (5/1/06)
    Posted 2/25/08 at 3:52pm
  • Check
    DivX added Jerry Murdock as Director. (1/1/06)
    Posted 6/25/10 at 8:13am
  • Dollar
    DivX received $17M in Series D funding. (10/26/05)
    Posted 2/25/08 at 3:33pm via findarticles.com
  • Dollar
    DivX received $7M in Series C funding. (5/1/04)
    Posted 2/28/08 at 4:11pm
  • Check
    DivX added Gk Parish-Philp as Director, Product Management and Corporate Strategy. (1/3/04)
    Posted 7/12/10 at 12:07pm
  • Check
    DivX added Mark How as VP BD. (11/1/03)
    Posted 2/12/12 at 12:02pm
  • Check
    DivX added Sander van Zoest as Chief Architect. (8/1/03)
    Posted 2/24/10 at 10:27pm
  • Check
    DivX added Bill Holmes as Vice President, Business Development & Strategy. (8/1/03)
    Posted 4/17/13 at 5:04pm
  • Check
    DivX added Kevin Hell as Chief Executive Officer. (11/22/02)
    Posted 2/25/08 at 3:56pm

Videos

Screenshots

DivX screenshot
Above: DivX Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 5/24/09

Products

DivX HiQ
DivX Plus Converter
DivX Plus Player
DivX Plus Software
DivX Plus Web Player
DivX TV

Stock Price

Traffic Analytics

Quantcast

Livegraph

Compete

Divx

Sources

  1. Sonic Solutions To Acquire DivX In $323 Million Deal (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. DivX Acquires Streaming Video Tech Firm AnySource For $7.5 Million, Plus Earnout (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  3. Online Art Community DeviantArt Secures $3.5 Million In First Round (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  4. salon.com [edit]
  5. DivXNetworks Closes $6 Million In Second Round Funding (findarticles.com) [edit]
  6. Citation Needed [add]
  7. DivX Closes $17 Million Round of Funding from Insight Venture Partners (findarticles.com) [edit]
  8. WSJ (online.wsj.com) [edit]
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