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Rovi Automotive Solution Selected by DENSO for Its Car Infotainment Systems

Company Release - 1/5/2011 8:30 AM ET

TOKYO, Jan. 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) today announced that DENSO Corporation, one of Japan's biggest automotive audio system OEMs and one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive audio systems, has signed a license to use Rovi Automotive Solution in DENSO's Car Infotainment Systems. The agreement between Rovi and DENSO includes the deployment of Rovi sophisticated media recognition capabilities and rich entertainment metadata in DENSO's Car Infotainment Systems to major automobile manufacturers.

"With this agreement, Rovi can expand its presence in the automotive OEM market. DENSO's decision to select Rovi validates the relevance and advanced capabilities of the Rovi Automotive Solution in meeting customer requirements," stated Akitaka Nishimura, senior vice president of worldwide consumer electronics sales, Rovi Corporation.

DENSO's Car Infotainment Systems will be able to use Rovi media recognition technology to scan in-car CDs, identify album titles and track names and tag the content with metadata from Rovi's vast database, without the need for a network connection.

Rovi Automotive Solution combines Rovi Media Recognition Service (formerly LASSO), Rovi Connected Platform and Rovi Data Service to enable entertainment content discovery and connectivity for automotive infotainment systems. Using Rovi Automotive Solution, automotive and infotainment system manufacturers (OEM and aftermarket), can create products that aggregate, identify, and describe entertainment content — digital files, CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs — regardless of where the media is stored. The solution provides consumers with an innovative way to discover, manage, and enjoy their entertainment while in the car.

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 4,700 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 http://www.rovicorp.com/.

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Forward-Looking Statements

All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements that use the words "will" or "is expected to," or similar words that describe the Company's or its management's future plans, objectives, or goals, are "forward-looking statements" and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors are further addressed in the Company's most recent report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2010 and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time (available at www.sec.gov). The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as required by law.

CONTACT:  Rovi Corporation
          Linda Quach
          (408) 562 8504
          linda.quach@rovicorp.com

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