Veoh to bring online video via DivX Connected

MUMBAI: DivX, Inc. and Veoh Networks, Inc. have inked an agreement that will bring Veoh’s Internet television service to viewers through the DivX Connected platform.


The partnership will enable consumers to easily access many Web videos from Veoh on a variety of consumer electronics devices.


Under the terms of the agreement, Veoh will make its video content from its site accessible on DivX Connected devices, extending the content experience beyond the limits of the PC and into the living room. The first DivX Connected device available to consumers from D-Link is presently for sale online in the UK, France, and Germany and will be released in the US in 2008.


“By creating a Veoh service on the DivX Connected platform, we offer consumers a compelling solution that allows them to watch internet television in the comfort of their living rooms. Our partnership with DivX further emphasizes Veoh’s commitment to making it as easy as possible for viewers to find, watch, and discover great video content wherever and whenever they want to,” said Veoh Networks, Inc SVP corporate development Joshua Metzger.


“The explosion of internet video has created a real desire from viewers and filmmakers for solutions that seamlessly bridge the gap between the home computer and the home theater. By using an open approach, DivX Connected brings together low-cost consumer electronics with cutting-edge online services, including popular video sites like Veoh, to create a uniquely enjoyable consumer experience,” said DivX, Inc co-founder, vice president and group business manager, media experience, Jerome “Gej” Vashisht-Rota.