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Rovi Launches New Software Application for Managing Home Music, Videos and Photos

Company Release - 3/29/2010 8:30 AM ET

Personal Media Manager Cleans and Streams Consumers' Media Collections and Enables Sharing Across Devices

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) today announced the availability of its Personal Media Manager solution, a software application that enables consumers to "clean" or update the entertainment data residing in their media libraries as well as stream and share music, videos and photos stored on devices on a home network. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems, Rovi's Personal Media Manager is designed as a brandable companion application for CE products such as network attached storage devices, digital media receivers and set-top boxes, and for online stores and portals.

"Consumers today are seeing their digital media libraries grow considerably as they continue to acquire, create and consume music, videos and photos," said Corey Ferengul, executive vice president of product management and marketing, Rovi Corporation. "As a result, consumers need an easy way to manage their media collections and drive even more content consumption. We believe a Rovi solution including Personal Media Manager offers device manufacturers a distinctive capability that they can use to differentiate their offerings."

Powered by Rovi's LASSO media recognition technology and supported by its deep entertainment data, Personal Media Manager cleans, identifies and tags content with essential descriptive information on albums, songs, movies and more. The application is also capable of connecting the consumer to online services and stores provided by the CE manufacturer or site, enabling simplified access to more content.

The application utilizes Rovi's Connected Platform media networking technology and includes a full DLNA player, server and controller and allows content streaming to devices on the home network. It uniquely operates across PC, Mac and Linux environments and offers consumers the ability to connect devices running on different platforms in order to share content. In addition, Rovi's Personal Media Manager can be configured to work with popular social networking sites, enabling consumers to easily share personal content such as photos and home videos with their friends and family.


Rovi's Personal Media Manager is available today as a companion application to CE products such as network attached storage devices, digital media receivers, Blu-ray players, residential home gateways, set-top boxes, external hard drives, and digital TVs, as well as online stores and portals. Branding and feature set within the application can be customizable to fit customer needs.

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 4,400 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

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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-K for the period ended December 31, 2009 and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time (available at 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.

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