Strand Signs With DivX for VOD Technology6 Sep, 2001 By: Hive News
DivXNetworks Inc., an Internet download technology company, has launched a video-on-demand service with Strand Releasing.
Strand has licensed the 1995 film World and Time Enough as the first feature available online using the DivX Open Video System.
DivX also said other content partners will launch in the coming weeks.
The new service will allow consumers with high-speed Internet connections to purchase a 5-day rental of the film for $4.95 from the Strand Releasing Web site and begin viewing the film almost immediately. Users can download World and Time Enough by simply clicking on the "Buy Now" link athttp://www.strandreleasing.comand filling out payment information.
With DivXNetworks technology,users can view the film in full-screen, high-quality format a few minutes after the download has begun.