21 Additional Industry Leading Companies Join the SCSA Initiative to Enhance Digital Content & 4K Ultra HD Ownership Experiences

Qualcomm, Walmart, Sprint, Toshiba & Other Industry Leaders Advance SCSA Vision

LOS ANGELES--()--The Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA) today announced the addition of several new market-leading Contributing Members spanning the film and entertainment industries, retail, telecommunications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics industries, including: Walmart (NASDAQ), Sprint Corporation (NASDAQ: S), Toshiba (NASDAQ: TOSBF), Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), Pace, MStar Semiconductor Inc. (NASDAQ: MSTZF), DivX, BluFocus, ST Micro and others. SCSA also announced additional international digital retail contributors—Chili TV, Strefa TV, and Wuaki TV.

“While more intelligent and seamless networks are essential to support the growth of 4K/Ultra HD video and applications, they are not the only critical elements”

The new contributors join an expansive group of 50 SCSA participating companies from the entertainment and technology industries. SCSA member companies include: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., LG Electronics Inc., Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA), Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH), Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX), MediaTek (TWSE: 2454), Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB), and DTS Inc. (NASDAQ: DTSI). Security firm Cryptography Research, a division of Rambus Inc., is a special advisor.

Together with SCSA founders Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), and Western Digital (NYSE: WDC), the new SCSA members reflect growing and wide-ranging support of SCSA’s pioneering vision to securely deliver premium content and provide consumers with the best digital ownership experience.

Intelsat’s recently released Global Survey of Media Executives, which captured the thoughts of the industry’s leading media executives on the state of 4K Ultra HDTV adoption, revealed that over 80% expected 4K UHDTV to become part of mainstream within the next 10 years. SCSA seeks to be at the forefront of 4K Ultra HD entertainment by providing consumers with playback of the highest quality downloadable content.

“Downloadable 4K Ultra HD content provides consumers with the highest-quality viewing experience and the freedom of portability across multiple devices,” said Bob O’Donnell, founder and chief analyst of TECHnalysis Research. “Additionally, consumers will avoid buffering and lower image quality otherwise found when streaming high resolution content.”

“SCSA is comprised of some of the largest consumer electronics, entertainment, semiconductor, storage, and telecommunications brands and companies in the world,” said David Huerta, General Manager of SCSA. “We are thrilled to be working with such leading and innovative contributors who are committed to bringing consumers the highest quality premium, portable, and personal home entertainment experience.”

"Qualcomm Technologies, a member for more than a year now, is committed to collaborating with the mobile security and media industries in enabling the secure distribution of rich HD and 4K visual experiences across mobile devices," said Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "With mobile devices playing a substantial role in the adoption of 4K, our collaboration with SCSA will play an important role in ensuring full and secure access to rich media that maximizes the visual experiences of our Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors for content creators, our OEM customers and for consumers."

“While more intelligent and seamless networks are essential to support the growth of 4K/Ultra HD video and applications, they are not the only critical elements,” said Ron Marquardt, vice president of Technology Innovation and Architecture at Sprint. “The SCSA is crucial to address consumers’ demands to access their content anytime, anywhere, and in the highest quality on all of their mobile devices.”

"This technology will liberate the highest quality HD and Ultra HD content for the consumer, with the best playback experience on any screen and the ability to move content from device to device," said Danny Kaye, EVP, Global Research and Technology Strategy, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. "Having these industry leading companies join the initiative is a testament to the value and benefit that this offers our consumers today and into the future.”

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About the Secure Content Storage Association

The Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA) is a consortium of companies in the entertainment and storage space founded in January 2012 by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, SanDisk, and Western Digital. Established a san LLC, SCSA is focused on developing technologies to make it easy and secure for consumers to purchase, transfer, and view content across multiple electronic devices. Companies interested in learning more about SCSA can contact INQUIRIES(at)SCSALLC.COM.

Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.


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