Unedited press release follows:
arvato Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc
NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2013 — One-Blue, LLC, today announced that arvato Entertainment has joined the One-Blue Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) product licensing program as a licensee. arvato signed the Registration Agreement for BD ROM Movie Disc and/or BD ROM Data Disc that grants the company access to important patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard from leading licensors.
“arvato is a significant addition to the One-Blue licensing program,” said William J. Lenihan, Director of IP Licensing of One-Blue. “arvato is a recognized leader within the Blu-ray Disc™ market and their participation within One-Blue illustrates the value-proposition of the One-Blue licensing program.”
“arvato is pleased to join the One-Blue patent licensing pool,” states Enrique Bognar, EVP Finance of arvato Entertainment. “Having the breadth of the One-Blue patent portfolio can only enhance the arvato commitment to Blu-ray and the needs of its customers.”
One-Blue administers the licensing program for patents essential to Blu-ray Disc™ products and is the joint licensing agent of its licensors. For hardware and software products, the product license covers Blu-ray Disc™, DVD and CD essential patents; for disc products, the product license covers Blu-ray Disc™ essential patents.
Any company interested in obtaining licenses for one or more Blu-ray Disc™ products under the One-Blue product licensing program, or for more information about the One-Blue licensing program and related royalty rates, should contact One-Blue, LLC at http://www.one-blue.com/.
One-Blue, LLC, is the one-stop shop for patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard from leading licensors, including CyberLink, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co. Ltd., JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha. These fifteen Licensors have made available more than ten thousand issued Blu-ray Disc™ product patents worldwide that are essential to implementing the Blu-ray, DVD, and CD standards. One-Blue offers licenses for these patents for various Blu-ray Disc™ products including players, recorders, playback drives, recorder drives, software, PCs, pre-recorded discs, and recordable discs. One-Blue aims at creating a level playing field and thereby promotes competitive parity for all One-Blue licensees. One-Blue’s patent pool is built upon industry best practices with attractive royalties, low transaction costs and a streamlined patent licensing process.
About arvato Entertainment
arvato Entertainment is a market leader in integrated solutions for Games, Video, Audio and TV/Broadcast companies. The group of companies offers an extensive spectrum of services across the entire value chain, from digitization, replication and e-commerce to fulfillment, distribution/supply chain management and electronic content distribution. All these processes are powered by innovative end-to-end IT systems. arvato Entertainment is part of arvato AG, a leading internationally networked provider of outsourcing services.