Rovi Announces Data Licensing Agreement With TiVo

TiVo Adds Capability to Deploy Rovi's Television, Movies, and Music Data on Its TiVo DVRs and TiVo Services Worldwide

Santa Clara, California, UNITED STATES


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) today announced that TiVo has signed a multi-year global agreement that will allow TiVo to incorporate Rovi's television, movies, and music data into TiVo digital video recorders (DVRs) and through TiVo's technology and service solutions tailored for cable, satellite, and broadcasting companies.

Rovi provides descriptive, image-rich entertainment metadata that includes insightful program and movie descriptions, rich media content, celebrity biographies, synopses, original editorial content, cast and credits information, album reviews and artist photos as well as extensive relational links to help consumers find even more content of interest to them.

"It is important for TiVo to be able to provide our subscribers and technology distributors worldwide a broad range of data and we are pleased that Rovi's data solutions gives us the ability to provide even more movies, music, and TV show information to them," said Joshua Danovitz, GM and vice president of International at TiVo Inc.

"The digital entertainment transformation means that consumers today have a nearly infinite amount of digital content to navigate," said Frank Johnson, vice president of global data solutions sales at Rovi. "Our data solutions provide consumers with deep and comprehensive information on a myriad of genres to help them find and discover vast entertainment possibilities."

TiVo now has access to Rovi's data including a vast and unique catalog of entertainment metadata on more than one million TV series episodes since 1954; more than 400,000 movie titles; and more than 1.5 million pop and classical music albums and 13 million tracks.

About Rovi Corporation

Rovi Corporation is focused on revolutionizing the digital entertainment landscape by delivering solutions that enable consumers to intuitively discover new entertainment from many sources and locations. The company also provides extensive entertainment discovery solutions for television, movies, music and photos to its customers in the consumer electronics, cable and satellite, entertainment and online distribution markets. These solutions, complemented by industry leading entertainment data, create the connections between people and technology, and enable them to discover and manage entertainment in an enjoyable form.

Rovi Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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