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Broadcom and Rovi Collaborate to Deliver an Over-the-Top Entertainment Experience

Company Release - 9/9/2011 3:01 AM ET

DivX Plus(R) Streaming to Feature on Broadcom's Latest Platforms for Set-top Boxes and DTVs

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBC -- Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) today announced that it is working with Broadcom to integrate its recently unveiled DivX Plus Streaming technology into Broadcom's System-on-a Chip (SoC) platforms for set-top boxes and connected Digital TVs.  Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq:BRCM) is a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications.  Lightweight and easy to deploy, DivX Plus Streaming offers support for 1080p video resolution, subtitles, as well as a range of smooth trick-play capabilities that have historically only been associated with Blu-ray Discs. DivX Plus Streaming complements the advanced digital entertainment feature set of Broadcom's platforms and is designed to enable service providers and consumer electronics manufacturers to deliver a full-featured over-the-top movie and TV entertainment experience. Rovi will be demonstrating DivX Plus Streaming ported to a Broadcom platform at the Rovi booth at IBC 2011 in Hall 5, Stand A31.

"We are pleased to build on our successful collaboration with Rovi," said Aidan O'Rourke, senior director of marketing, IP Set-Top Box, Broadcom. "DivX Plus Streaming complements our advanced Set-Top and Connected TV technologies, delivering a compelling, high-quality 1080p entertainment experience to subscribers."

"Broadcom's plan to integrate DivX Plus Streaming emphasizes the flexibility of our embedded streaming solution, which is designed for easy implementation on a broad range of platforms," said Corey Ferengul, EVP Products at Rovi Corporation. "For service providers and consumer electronics manufacturers, DivX Plus Streaming provides a true end-to-end solution for encoding, secure delivery and viewing of streamed video content to connected devices; however, ultimately, it's about enabling them to deliver a better consumer entertainment experience."

DivX Plus Streaming offers smooth resolution scaling to help maintain optimal visual quality as bandwidth fluctuates and helps to provide a buffer-free playback experience. DivX Plus Streaming is based on a flexible DRM framework that is capable of powering a variety of distribution models including electronic sell through, timed rentals or subscription, as well as an array of consumption scenarios such as streaming, downloads, and side-load transfer to enable both online and offline playback.  

To develop DivX Plus Streaming, Rovi built upon core DivX® technologies recognized by millions of consumers around the world for delivering great video performance, visual quality, and multi-screen interoperability. The solution also utilizes trusted digital rights management technology currently used by a number of online retailers offering movies in the DivX format including WB Shop, Media Markt, and Film Fresh. To promote device integration for DivX Plus Streaming, Rovi is building out the existing certification program used for DivX technology device validation and compatibility – a program that has resulted in shipment by top-tier manufacturers of over 500 million DivX-compatible consumer electronics to date.

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: Chris Taylor
         Rovi Corporation
         408-562-3077
         Chris.D.Taylor@rovicorp.com

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