Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by Sonic Solutions
Founded:
1999
Founders:
Jerome Rota, Darrius Thompson
Headquarters:
San Diego, CA
IPO:
Went Public on Oct 22, 2006
Stock:
DIVX
Categories:
Video, Software
Description:
DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that enable consumers to enjoy video experiences on any device.

Detailed Description

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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)

Current Team (7)

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Past Team (24)

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Investments (1)

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Board Members and Advisors (2)

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Products (6)

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Acquisitions (1)

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Investors (10)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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    4780 Eastgate Mall

    San Diego, CA 92121

    USA

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