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SKY Perfect JSAT Joins Rovi's IPG Patent License Program

Company Release - 5/24/2010 8:30 AM ET

TOKYO, May 24, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) today announced that SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation became the first Japanese Pay TV operator to join Rovi's patent license program for interactive program guides (IPG) used in SKY PerfecTV! branded set-top boxes (STB).

"As viewing preferences become diversified, more TV viewers are demanding channels that broadcast their favorite sports teams or artists," said Akitaka Nishimura, senior vice president of Asia Pacific, Rovi Corporation. "Responding to this growing demand, we are pleased that Japan's largest multi-channel operator SKY PerfecTV! has signed on as a part of our patent licensing program for its use of IPG technology to help consumers sort and find content."

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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