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Rovi Signs Sky to an Extended IPG Patent License Agreement

Company Release - 8/24/2010 4:05 PM ET

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 24, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 Corporation is focused on revolutionizing the digital entertainment landscape by delivering solutions that enable consumers to intuitively connect to 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 holds over 4,600 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with numerous offices across the United States and around the world including Japan, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. More information about Rovi can be found at

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