Investor Relations

Press Release

Email page PDF view Print view Email Alert Social media sharing

Rovi: Enabling Entertainment Your Way at CES 2012

Company Release - 1/10/2012 8:30 AM ET

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW 2012) -- During the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012, Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) will showcase new and existing white-label Rovi solutions that help power a broad range of products and services from retailers, service providers, CE manufacturers, content owners, and PC makers.

Rovi will introduce new solutions across its diverse product portfolio focused on the company's core competencies around video delivery, content discovery, and advertising. The company will also discuss the findings from a range of consumer research studies conducted in 2011. For an interactive overview of Rovi demonstrations during CES and the latest show announcements, visit Rovi's Online Press Kit at: http://www.rovicorp.com/dm/rovi-at-ces2012.htm.

"Rovi fuels the entertainment value chain, providing technologies and services that help enable our customers participate in and monetize the transformational shift taking place in entertainment distribution and consumption," said Corey Ferengul, executive vice president of products, Rovi. "At CES 2012, we will introduce solutions that facilitate the discovery, delivery and enjoyment of digital content, such as the expansion of our TotalGuide portfolio, new enhancements to our successful Rovi Entertainment Store digital storefront solution, and an innovative cloud-based solution that will offer consumers an entirely new way to access digital copies of their DVD and Blu-ray Discs."

Since the acquisition of Sonic Solutions by Rovi in early 2011, Rovi has expanded its solution set to focus in three key areas—discovery, video delivery, and advertising—allowing the company to:

  • Empower CE manufacturers to drive alternative forms of revenue through product differentiation and deliver robust, immersive consumer entertainment experiences;
  • Advance advertisers' ability to monetize the entertainment value chain by reaching highly engaged consumers who are actively watching content – on TV and online – with advertisements that hit multiple platforms with one media buy;
  • Power over-the-top (OTT) strategies for content owners, retailers and CE manufacturers through the turnkey Rovi Entertainment Store (RES), which helps enable them to satisfy consumers' desire for anytime, anywhere access to premium entertainment; and
  • Help service providers enhance and extend the entertainment experience for subscribers through advanced entertainment discovery with leading-edge search and recommendation capabilities, and the ability to extend video service access across tablets and smartphones.

Rovi will also be presenting on a number of topics at the show, including:

Digital Hollywood at CES  
Topic: Panel, "Advertising Strategy, Expenditure and Analysis: Broadcast and Cable vs.
  the New Platforms: Broadband, Social Networks, Mobile, VOD & PVR"
Rovi Presenter: Jeff Siegel, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Advertising
Date/Time: January 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm PT 
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall N259
   
Pepcom – Digital Experience   
Topic: Experience Rovi's Digital Entertainment Solutions
Rovi Presenter: Matt Milne, Senior Vice President of CE sales
Date/Time: January 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm PT 
Location: MGM Grand Hotel - Grand Ballroom
   
Digital Hollywood at CES  
Topic: Panel, "Over the Top Video - TV - Tablet - SmartPhone - PC - Connecting into the Future"
Rovi Presenter: David Cook, Senior Vice President of RES Sales
Date/Time: January 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm PT
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall N259
   
Connections Summit at CES  
Topic: Panel: Smart TV 2012 Outlook
Rovi Presenter: Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist 
Date/Time: January 10, 2012 at 9:30 am PT
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall S204-205
   
Content in the Cloud Conference at CES  
Topic: Panel, "The Impact on CE Manufacturers of Cloud Computing Deployment"
Rovi Presenter: Michael Papish, Solutions Architecture Director
Date/Time: January 11, 2012 at 5:15 pm PT
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall N258
   
Developer University at CES  
Topic: Presentation, "Rovi Cloud Services"
Rovi Presenter: Rahim Sonawalla, Product Manager of Cloud Services
Date/Time: January 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm PT
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S-228 in the South Hall Connector
   
International Conference on Consumer Electronics   
Topic: Presentation, "A Method for Cloud-based, Dynamic Content Resolution
  Across a Fragmented CE Industry"
Rovi Presenter: Michael Papish, Solutions Architecture Director
Date/Time: January 13, 2012 at 3:50 pm PT
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall N264

Rovi will be demonstrating at Caesars Palace – January 9-13 to coincide with CES 2012. For more information about Rovi's activities at the show, visit: http://www.rovicorp.com/dm/rovi-at-ces2012.htm or contact: Rovi-PR@ruderfinn.com.

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 approximately 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, China, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. More information about Rovi can be found at http://www.rovicorp.com/.

The Rovi Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6482

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, 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

         Chris Fallon
         Ruder Finn for Rovi Corporation
         917-974-1667
         fallonc@ruderfinn.com

Rovi Corporation Logo

Source: Rovi Corporation