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Charter and Rovi Sign TotalGuide Solution Agreement

Company Release - 7/7/2011 8:30 AM ET

License and Distribution Agreement Allows Charter to Deploy the Rovi TotalGuide Solution to Set-Top Boxes, PCs, and Mobile and Tablet Devices; Rovi's Remote Record Scheduling Application for i-Guide and Passport Guide

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) today announced an agreement with Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:CHTR) enabling Charter to distribute Rovi TotalGuide Solution on Charter's set-top boxes (STBs), mobile and tablet devices and the Web. In addition, the multi-year agreement includes a license to the Rovi Remote Record Scheduling Application for i-Guide and Passport Guide and for the use of the Rovi interactive program guide patent portfolio across STBs, Web, and mobile products.

With the Rovi TotalGuide Application for STBs, Charter will be able to offer its digital customers an advanced search, discovery and recommendations user experience on set-top boxes already in homes today. Beyond the set top, the Rovi TotalGuide xD application can extend and connect Charter's video experience to tablets, smartphones and PCs.   

"To enable our customers to meet ongoing demands for innovative features, we've rolled out a set of solutions incorporating advanced search, discovery and recommendation capabilities that can be deployed in today's cable ecosystem," said Bob Shallow, SVP, service provider sales, Rovi. "Through this agreement, Charter will be able to give its customers access to integrated search, continuous six degrees discovery, recommendations and celebrity biographies and credits that can enhance their TV watching experience."

Richard DiGeronimo, Charter's Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy said, "Through this agreement with Rovi, we broaden our ability to innovate, enabling greater product development flexibility in a rapidly changing consumer communications and entertainment marketplace."

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 5,100 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 March 31, 2011 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: Linda Quach
         Rovi Corporation
         408 562-8504
         Linda.Quach@rovicorp.com

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