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Rovi Showcases New Technologies and Services at IFA 2011 to Enhance Entertainment Discovery, Access, and Enjoyment in Europe

Company Release - 9/1/2011 3:06 AM ET

BERLIN, Sept. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IFA – Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) will be demonstrating its newest technologies and cloud services for consumer electronics manufacturers, content owners, retailers, developers, and service providers this week at IFA 2011, one of the largest tradeshows for consumer electronics. The event marks the beginning of a major European expansion for Rovi and its white-label solutions that are helping power higher quality, more engaging and personalized consumer entertainment experiences across multiple screens.

IFA 2011 will be held at the Messe Berlin fairgrounds from September 2 – 7, 2011. IFA visitors will be able to experience "powered by Rovi" consumer electronics devices throughout the show floor and view demonstrations at the Rovi stand (Hall 25, Stand 146). Show highlights include:

  • Unveiled today, DivX Plus® Streaming, a secure adaptive streaming solution for the delivery of a feature-rich, premium digital entertainment experience to connected devices including HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc players, smartphones, game consoles, PCs, Macs, and cable set-top boxes.
     
  • Rovi TotalGuide™ for CE, enabling consumer electronics manufacturers to provide intuitive entertainment discovery and access across broadband and broadcast content services. 
     
  • Rovi will demonstrate DivX® technology and showcase some of the extensive range of devices supported through the DivX Certification program. DivX Certified devices are available throughout Europe today from leading manufacturers including LG and Samsung.
     
  • Rovi will also demonstrate its white-label Rovi Entertainment Store that is planned to power video-on-demand features of a new hybrid-TV offering for digital cable operators by Eutelsat. The solution will enable subscribers to instantly watch a broad range of premium entertainment. This effort is part of a broader European expansion with new retail customers expected to be announced later this year.

In addition, Rovi will be participating in the following events:

For more details on Rovi technology solutions showcased at IFA 2011, visit: http://bit.ly/oA5dm1.

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 June 30, 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
         +1 (408) 562-8504
         linda.quach@rovicorp.com

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