April 16, 2024

A German courtroom has dealt Netflix a serious blow, ordering the streaming big to cease utilizing H.265 video encoding for 4K streaming.

In response to Subsequent TV, a Munich courtroom sided with Broadcom in a patent dispute, ruling that Netflix can now not use H.265 for its UHD video streaming within the nation.

“Netflix has constructed a strong video streaming enterprise that depends on Broadcom’s patented expertise to ship content material to its customers, and Broadcom is happy to see this acknowledged by the German courtroom,” mentioned Broadcom VP Mark Terrano.

It stays to be seen what measures Netflix will take, whether or not licensing the required patent from Broadcom or switching to an open supply various video codec.