KDDI Selects Corel DVD Burning Technology

Corel has entered into a licensing agreement with KDDI. Under the agreement, KDDI will use Corel's DVD burning technology with its high-speed broadband network to provide a new service that enables consumers to download a full two-hour movie from the Internet and burn it directly to a DVD disc in as few as 11 minutes. Scheduled to launch September 27, the KDDI DVD Burning service will only be available in Japan.

KDDI's advanced direct-to-disc movie distribution service is the first of its kind to be delivered anywhere in the world and the first business model to provide CPRM security for network downloading. By incorporating Corel's DVD burning technology with KDDI's unique movie download service, consumers can enjoy the movies they want, whenever they want without having to visit a video rental outlet or purchase online and wait for delivery. There are no subscription or monthly fees, no buy/wait/return problems; only a single, low-cost transaction for each movie selected from KDDI's robust library of titles.

After signing up for the service, users can quickly and easily download the vital DVD burning software identified on the KDDI site as "Powered by Corel." The self-installing software includes the innovative DVD burning technology that was initially developed for Corel's Ulead DVD MovieFactory video production software now in use by millions of consumers around the globe. The direct-to-disc burning software records in the DVD-VR format and can be used with single-layer DVD-RW media. Fully compliant with the 4C's Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) standard and all Japanese DRM requirements, the software automatically checks the disc, burner and access/download path to ensure that every aspect of the process is secure and protected-for the consumer and content owner.

KDDI's new movie distribution service will appeal to consumers, content providers and ISPs. Consumers can quickly purchase and burn movies from the comfort of their own home. Content providers can increase their exposure and sell directly to consumers. ISPs on the KDDI IP network can become more competitive by offering the latest broadband offerings. Any other ISP user can enjoy the server as well.

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