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Blue Ridge Communications to Launch Rovi White-Label TotalGuide xD Application for Tablets and Smartphones

Rovi Helps Cable Operators Extend Cable Experience to Mobile Screens

Company Release - 11/15/2011 8:30 AM ET

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) today announced a licensing agreement with Blue Ridge Communications, a Palmerton, Pennsylvania cable, Internet, and phone provider, for the deployment of TotalGuide xD. The white-label "search and discovery" application will enable Blue Ridge to connect and extend video service access across tablets and smartphones. TotalGuide xD will enable Blue Ridge subscribers to remotely connect with their DVR and channel tune, find more of what they like with Rovi six-degrees discovery, and once available, watch authenticated TV shows and movies on multiple mobile screens. The agreement continues the momentum for Rovi as a leading provider of solutions to help service providers deliver innovative next-generation entertainment experiences.

"The advanced search and discovery experience that TotalGuide xD helps to deliver will enhance our subscribers' experience and enable them to connect to more of what they like whether they are in the home or on the go," said Mark Masenheimer, VP of Operations, Blue Ridge Communications. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with Rovi and working together to bring additional next-generation capabilities to our subscribers."

"TotalGuide xD extends cable-provided content from the traditional television set while making it easy to use advanced features remotely," said Bob Shallow, SVP, service provider sales, Rovi. "As the entertainment experience evolves and mobile enjoyment of video programming becomes increasingly popular, TotalGuide xD can help service providers expose the quality and breadth of their content offerings across multiple platforms."

TotalGuide xD helps service providers address the rapid changes taking place within the digital entertainment market, as entertainment consumption quickly moves to an 'anytime, anyplace' experience. Integrating on top of their current offerings, TotalGuide xD enables providers to deliver an elegant and immersive user experience that broadens subscribers' ability to find content across multiple environments.

TotalGuide xD Feature Highlights

  • Remote connections to set top boxes in the home to schedule DVR recordings, channel tune or start a VOD session
  • Unified search and access across linear TV, On Demand, and future over-the-top content
  • Continuous exploration and discovery features based on viewer's interest, the "six degrees" experience, which is possible through dynamic links to related content via cast and crew, celebrity biographies and credits, similar programs, and more
  • Social network connections via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail integration
  • Once available, access to authenticated TV shows and movies beyond the set-top box on tablets and smartphones

Rovi TotalGuide applications are compatible with a wide range of currently deployed STBs and mobile devices, allowing service providers to leverage their existing infrastructure to deliver significantly enhanced user experiences to their customers. Powered by Rovi Cloud Services, the applications require minimal infrastructure investment and operational changes and are cost-effective to deploy and operate.

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 annual report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2011 and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time (available at http://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
         +1 (408) 562-3077
         Chris.D.Taylor@rovicorp.com

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