Rovi and Google Enter Multi-Year Patent License Agreement
Rovi Patent Portfolio to be licensed for New Google Fiber Pay TV Service
Santa Clara, Calif. - 8/2/2012 - Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced that it has signed a multi-year patent licensing agreement with Google. The agreement provides a license under Rovi’s interactive program guide patent portfolio for Google Fiber set-top boxes and related online and mobile platforms.
“Our agreement with Google furthers the growth of our patent licensing program for traditional platforms and also for new media experiences across multiple screens,” said Samir Armaly, EVP, worldwide Intellectual Property & Licensing, Rovi. “We are pleased to be part of an exciting new project like Google Fiber.”
*Note: This version includes corrections as of August 8, 2012.
About Rovi Corporation
Rovi powers the discovery, delivery, display and monetization of digital entertainment. With innovative technology solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers, service providers, content producers, advertisers, retailers and websites, Rovi connects people and the entertainment they love. The company holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. More information about Rovi can be found at rovicorp.com.
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