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PacketVideo Corporation
Privately Held
Founded San Diego, California, USA
Headquarters San Diego, California, United States
Key people
Mark Tapling, CEO and Team [1];

PacketVideo Corporation or PV was a San Diego-based company that produced software for wireless multimedia, including the display of video on mobile handsets. It closed all operations in 2017.


PV was founded in San Diego, California on 10 August 1998 by James C. Brailean, Cheuk Chan, Osama Al-shaykh, Gene Wen and Mark R Banham. In 2003 PacketVideo sold its infrastructure division to Alcatel; in 2005, PacketVideo was acquired in NextWave Wireless. In 2010, PacketVideo became a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT DoCoMo.


PV's customers include mobile operators such as Verizon Wireless, NTT DoCoMo and Orange, handset manufacturers, and consumer electronics companies. PV's software is embedded in more than 249 million devices worldwide and more than 248 different products.

Major product groups from PV are:

  • CORE, which provides a universal structure for mobile multimedia applications. CORE is an established framework that can support any media services.
  • MediaFusion, a white-label client-server software application to develop and launch on-device portals for rich media services.
  • TwonkyMedia suite of products that connect home entertainment devices.


PacketVideo has presence in three continents, with its headquarters in San Diego. Major development centers are in San Diego, Chicago, Chandigarh, Charlotte, Tokyo, Tampere, Berlin, Boston, and Basel. Sales and customer support centers are in San Diego, Chicago, Charlotte, Tokyo, Tampere, Nice, and Basel.


PacketVideo is a member of industry forum and consortiums, including the Open Handset Alliance, 3rd Generation Partnership Project, Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum, FLO Forum, International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium, Mobile DTV Alliance, MPEG Industry Forum, Open Mobile Alliance, and the Digital Living Network Alliance

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