Rovi Signs Sky to an Extended IPG Patent License Agreement
Santa Clara, Calif. - 8/24/2010 - Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced Sky (British Sky Broadcasting Limited) has extended the term of its existing license agreement with Rovi for interactive program guide (IPG) patents. The multi-year agreement provides Sky with a license to the Rovi IPG patent portfolio for Sky’s pay television service platforms. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“We are pleased that Sky, the leading pay television service in the United Kingdom, sees the continued value of our IP portfolio and chose to extend the term of their license,” said Tom Carson, Executive Vice President, sales and services at Rovi. “We look forward to Sky utilizing our intellectual property further, as part of their growth and continued commitment to a quality guidance experience.”
The Rovi global licensing program also includes European pay TV operators and suppliers: NDS, KDG, CANAL+, Portugal Telecom, SKY Italia, and UPC Broadband, among others.
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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