Friday, January 05, 2007

DivX presents CES Nerdcore Extravaganza

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
A press release, that’s... not even remotely in iambic pentameter:

DivX Presents Stage6 Live at CES 2007: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance: Press Release Source: DivX, Inc.

DivX Presents Stage6 Live at CES 2007
Thursday January 4, 8:00 am ET
Video Bloggers, Nerd Core Rappers, and Other Geeks to Perform for Live Audience at DivX Booth at CES

LAS VEGAS & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ:DIVX - News) today announced DivX Stage6 Live at CES 2007, a series of live presentations from a select group of video content creators who are members of the DivX Stage6 community. DivX Stage6 Live will take place at the DivX booth (#35301) in South Hall 4 at CES, the annual consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas, from January 8 to January 11, 2007.

Demonstrating the quality and variety of material available on the DivX video community site, Stage6 Live will feature everything from video blog coverage of the hottest gadgets at CES to a live concert by the leading artists of the nascent Nerdcore rap movement. DivX Stage6 is a digital video community that allows content creators to easily upload video content and create custom channels to build and grow communities around their own unique brands. Anyone can distribute their DivX video content through the service, and all DivX content service is interoperable with over 50 million DivX Certified consumer electronics devices, such as DVD players and portable media players, that have been shipped worldwide.

Popular technology journalists from GeekEntertainmentTV, Labrats, Neo-Fight, and InDigital will film their special CES segments from the Stage6 Live stage covering all the announcements, personalities, and gadgets on display at the leading CE trade show in North America. Video bloggers as diverse as Geekdrome, TikibarTV, PurePwnage, and the JetSetShow will also capture the madness that such an event creates by bringing the electronics world together and letting it loose on Las Vegas. And, finally, the Stage6 Live stage will host the first ever summit of Nerdcore, with a concert featuring rappers whose music explores the vicissitudes of the Geeksta' lifestyle.

"We could not be prouder to show the world that despite the unsurpassed technology behind DivX Stage6, what really makes it a compelling viewer experience are the amazingly talented people who actually create the content," said Darrius Thompson, CXO, Community and Internet, at DivX, Inc. "Community building and audience interaction with content creators are at the heart of Stage6 and Stage6 Live at CES will demonstrate that in a uniquely entertaining way."

For a preview of Stage6 Live please visit the following DivX Stage6 channels:

A complete and up to date schedule of performances will be posted on DivX Stage6 prior to the start of CES on January 8.

About DivX, Inc.

DivX creates products and services designed to improve the experience of media. Our first product offering was a video compression-decompression software library, or codec, which has been actively sought out and downloaded over 200 million times in the last four years, including over 60 million times during the last twelve months. We have since built on the success of our codec with other consumer software, including the DivX Player application, which is distributed from our website, We also license our technologies to consumer hardware device manufacturers and certify their products to ensure the interoperable support of DivX-encoded content. In addition to technology licensing to consumer hardware device manufacturers, we currently generate revenue from software licensing, advertising and content distribution.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding DivX's visibility within the investment community. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause DivX's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the risk that customer use of DivX technology may not grow as anticipated, the risk that anticipated market opportunities may not materialize at expected levels, or at all, the risk that the Company's activities may not result in the growth of profitable revenue, risks and uncertainties related to the maintenance and strength of the DivX brand; DivX's ability to penetrate existing and new markets; the effects of competition; DivX's dependence on its licensees and partners; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of DivX's quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 13, 2006. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. DivX is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

DivX, Inc.
Bruce Lidl, 858-882-0815


Steffo said...

Thanks, Z. I am now an official DivX groupie now. I had DivX before, but I guess I never used it to it's full potential. It's a shame that we won't be able to attend CES this year, but if anything we will be there in spirit. Anybody who's going, don't forget to throw in a couple MPFM verses into your songs, you know, for good measure.

Z. said...

DivX has, indeed, treated our people well! Vegas is a bit far away for me too, Steffo, but I’ll also be there Ben Kenobi style.

ChurchHatesTucker said...

I know it's early, but it's weird to see how Stage6 spreads it's wings. Two Sushi channels, but nothing (obviously) devoted to scifi.

Nonetheless, good on them. I've got at least one vid that I can add to the N/C channel (and it'll be a quality one at that.)

Z. said...

I’m lookin’ forward to that, Church!

churchHatesTucker said...

Heh, even the Roosterteeth guys are hip to this. Check out panel two of the latest RT webcomic: