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Rovi Expands Entertainment Data Through Collaboration With Twitter

Company Release - 1/10/2012 11:30 AM ET

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW 2012) -- Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) today announced it has enhanced its extensive database of standardized information about global music, movies, games, books, and television - known as Rovi Data - with the addition of thousands of Verified Accounts from Twitter. Third-party developers can now use Rovi Data as an easy way to add Tweets directly from Verified Accounts into their entertainment apps, websites, products, and services. In addition, Twitter Verified Accounts will also be featured in a number of Rovi white-label solutions that are helping power advanced entertainment search, discovery, and enjoyment on consumer electronics devices.

"Rovi Data is at the core of our solutions that are helping a broad variety of companies create unique products that deliver deeply engaging and interactive entertainment experiences," said Corey Ferengul, executive vice president of products, Rovi. "Verified Accounts from Twitter are a great addition to our rich entertainment data. It will connect consumers more closely to their favorite shows, artists, and entertainers, and help them discover more great content."

Rovi Data offers details on more than 3.8 million TV programs, over 500,000 movie and video titles, as well as over 28 million music tracks. A broad and diverse range of companies are using Rovi Data to help consumers better navigate and discover relevant entertainment. The metadata, including visually rich content such as reviews, cast information, credits, trailers and more, helps fuel continuous discovery, increase consumer satisfaction, and drive sales.

"Twitter gives fans a look behind the velvet rope, and provides direct access to the actors and artists they love," said Glenn Otis Brown, Twitter director of media business development. "Our collaboration with Rovi will extend this experience to a new set of entertainment products and services, giving consumers more ways to interact with their favorite shows and stars." 

Rovi Data is now available to third-party developers through Rovi Cloud Services. Rovi Cloud Services provides a set of flexible and integrated APIs that enable developers to quickly build and enhance their products with access to up-to-date, relevant entertainment metadata, recommendations and related capabilities such as content management, media recognition, recommendations, search and advertising. Developers can find out more information about Rovi Cloud Services at: http://developer.rovicorp.com/ and follow us at: @RoviAPI.

@ CES

During the Consumer Electronics Show, Rovi is hosting a "Developer Zone" to showcase a number of third-party solutions that are supported by Rovi Data. Rovi also will be demonstrating a full complement of new and in-market Rovi solutions that are helping fuel the industry's transition to digital entertainment. Meetings are by appointment, January 10-13, at Caesars Palace.

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/. Follow us at @RoviCorp.

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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 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

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