Santa Clara, Calif. and Chicago, INTX: The Internet & Television Expo, May 5, 2015 — Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced a multi-solution deal with Mediacom Communications Corporation, the eighth largest cable television provider in the United States. Under the agreement, Mediacom is able to take advantage of the benefits of Rovi Operator Insights, Rovi Ad Optimizer and Rovi Subscriber Analytics. These Rovi products will provide Mediacom with new insights into network performance and viewership trends and help the company more efficiently utilize their available ad inventory. The deal also includes an i-Guide renewal and enables Mediacom to launch new Rovi discovery products on iPads, smartphones, and digital terminal adapters (DTA) respectively with Rovi Guide xD and Rovi DTA Guide. It also extends their intellectual property (IP) license so that it now covers set-top boxes, as well as online and mobile devices.
“This agreement with Mediacom, a major U.S. cable provider, underscores Rovi’s commitment to building high-quality technology offerings for service providers,” said John Burke, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Rovi. “As we continue to broaden our product portfolio, we look forward to enhancing our customers’ offerings by delivering advanced technologies that improve the viewing experience and bring entertainment discovery to life.”
“The data and analytics insights, enabled under this agreement, provide essential intelligence that will fundamentally enhance our business going forward,” said John Pascarelli, executive vice president, operations, Mediacom. “By aligning with Rovi, we’re able to gain relevant operational and subscriber use cases to ensure we drive more value to our customers.”
About Mediacom Communications
Mediacom Communications Corporation is the nation’s eighth largest cable television company and one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities in the United States, with a significant customer concentration in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of information, communications and entertainment services, including video, high-speed data and phone, and provides innovative broadband communications solutions through its Mediacom Business division. Mediacom Communications’ advertising sales and productions services are sold under its OnMedia division. More information about Mediacom Communications is available at https://mediacomcable.com.
About Rovi Corporation
Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The company’s pioneering guides, metadata and recommendations continue to drive program search and navigation on millions of devices across the globe. With a new generation of cloud-based discovery capabilities and emerging solutions for interactive advertising and audience analytics, Rovi is enabling premier brands worldwide to increase their reach, drive consumer satisfaction and create a better entertainment experience across multiple screens. Rovi holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Discover more about Rovi at Rovicorp.com.
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