Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), a global leader in entertainment discovery, today announced that it has entered into a new license agreement with NTT DOCOMO, INC., the largest mobile service provider in Japan, for the use of Rovi’s video discovery and interactive program guide (IPG) patents and technologies. This new agreement expands upon a previous agreement between the two companies to now cover NTT DOCOMO’s video on demand (VOD) services.
Posted on April 23, 2014
Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) announced today that it plans to release its 2014 first quarter financial results on April 30, 2014.
Posted on April 10, 2014
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued its decision in Rovi’s patent infringement litigation against Amazon Inc. Rovi (NASDAQ: ROVI) had sued Amazon in United States District Court for the District of Delaware in 2011 for infringing the two patents at issue in today’s decision. The appeals court sided with Amazon and found that the District Court’s interpretation of the claims of the patents was correct and therefore Amazon did not infringe these patents.
Posted on April 08, 2014
Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), a global leader in entertainment discovery, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its DivX and MainConcept businesses. Rovi had previously announced its intent to sell the DivX and MainConcept businesses by the end of the second quarter of 2014 as part of Rovi’s strategic efforts to focus the Company on growth opportunities related to its core entertainment discovery technologies and services.
Posted on March 31, 2014
Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), a global leader in entertainment discovery, today announced that Grundig, one of the world’s leading home electronics brands, has enhanced its line of LED TVs with Rovi technologies and services for entertainment discovery and monetization. The two companies signed agreements for the use of Rovi TotalGuide CE and Rovi Advertising products in Grundig LED TVs distributed in Germany, the Nordic region, Western Europe, Turkey, and Russia.
Posted on March 18, 2014
Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), a global leader in entertainment discovery, today announced that John Burke will join the company as executive vice president and chief operating officer effective March 18, 2014. Mr. Burke will be responsible for leading Rovi’s business groups in discovery technologies, including oversight of Product Management, Engineering, Office of the CTO, and Professional Services. Reporting directly to Rovi’s president and CEO, Tom Carson, Mr. Burke will be based out of Rovi’s Radnor office in Pennsylvania.
Posted on March 13, 2014
Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), a global leader in entertainment discovery, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Veveo, Inc., a provider of intuitive and personalized entertainment discovery solutions based in Andover, Massachusetts. Under the terms of the agreement, Rovi will pay approximately $62 million in net cash at the closing and up to $7 million in additional cash payments based on achievement of certain agreed-upon milestones.
Posted on February 24, 2014
Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. All 2012 and 2013 results presented in this release have been adjusted to reflect the reclassification of the DivX and MainConcept businesses, which the Company has put up for sale, as discontinued operations.
Posted on February 12, 2014
Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), a global leader in entertainment discovery, today announced an agreement with Armstrong, a regional MSO based in Pennsylvania, on the deployment of Rovi DTA Guide on Armstrong’s standard definition and high definition digital terminal adapter (DTA) devices, basic cable boxes used by cable operators to switch to an all-digital footprint. With this agreement, Armstrong can now offer advanced guides in all of its systems, powered by Rovi, across a more diverse selection of set-tops.
Posted on February 04, 2014
Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), a global leader in entertainment discovery, today announced that Rovi’s G-Guide HTML is planned to be launched on the new set-top box, “Smart J:COM Box,” developed by the largest cable television operator in Japan, Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd. (J:COM). Anticipated to be available beginning February 1, this is the first deployment of G-Guide based on HTML. The new G-Guide features advanced discovery capabilities such as rich metadata, search function, and a browser-based interface to help drive a robust consumer entertainment experience across J:COM’s cable television services via the Smart J:COM Box. The set-top box can also work with tablets via J:COM’s application, “Xvie Remote” that is powered by G-Guide xD.
Posted on January 31, 2014