NewsGator Technologies, the leading RSS software platform provider, today announced support for the upcoming DivX Connected Certification Program from DivXNetworks, Inc.
Through the program, users will be able to easily access RSS news and information feeds from the popular NewsGator Online service on their televisions through low-cost, connected consumer electronics (CE) devices such as DVD players and set-top boxes.
NewsGator Technologies has a number of cutting-edge content management/aggregation offerings, including NewsGator's free online service. NewsGator Online is a state-of-the art web-based aggregator, where users can track all their favorite RSS and news feeds online at no charge. The DivX Connected Program is a comprehensive technology initiative that will bring together online service providers, independent software vendors, integrated circuit (IC) manufacturers and consumer electronics (CE) original equipment manufacturers to create interoperable products and services that enable consumers to easily access digital media from networked devices throughout the home.
'With a dynamic range of RSS feeds that allow consumers to instantly access news and information, the NewsGator service is a perfect fit for the DivX Connected Program,' said Paul Sarena, Product Manager, DivX Connected Program at DivXNetworks. 'In the near future, users will be able to easily access all their favorite news and information services, personal media content and a range of premium content not just on the PC but throughout the house. NewsGator is uniquely positioned to play a vital role in that scenario.'
'Providing ubiquitous and convenient access to selected information is at the core of everything NewsGator does, and the DivX Connected Program will significantly expand the scope and ease of the consumer experience,' said Greg Reinacker, Founder and CTO of NewsGator. 'We are excited to partner with DivXNetworks to further broaden the reach of news and information targeted to individual needs.'
DivX Connected Certified products and services will carry a special DivX logo identifying their interoperability among software, devices and services from a variety of vendors to ensure consumers a seamless experience, whether listening to their digital music library or getting new movies from premium content providers. The first DivX Connected products are expected to hit the market in the second half of 2005. More information is available at www.divxnetworks.com/connected. For more information on NewsGator, see www.newsgator.com.