Overview

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Status
Acquired by on January 5, 2015
Investments
1 Investment in 1 Company
Headquarters:
San Diego, CA
Description:
DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that enable consumers to enjoy video experiences on any device.
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Categories:
Consumer Electronics, Software, Video
Website:
http://divx.com
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Company Details

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Founded:
1999
Contact:
+1 (858) 882-0600
Employees:
251 - 500 | 7 in Crunchbase

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)

Funding Rounds (4) - $35M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Oct, 2005$17M / Series D1
May, 2004$7M / Series C9
Jun, 2002$6M / Series B5
Sep, 2000$5M / Series A2

Acquisitions (1)

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DateAcquiredAmount
Sep 1, 2009$15M in Cash

Investments (1)

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Jun, 2007$3.5M / Series A (Lead)

Current Team (7)

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Products (6)

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Competitors (1)

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  • Wuapi is a video-sharing website that enables users to share high definition videos.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Headquarters

    4780 Eastgate Mall

    San Diego, CA 92121

    USA

Images (1)

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