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Rovi TotalGuide Premieres on Panasonic’s 2012 Smart VIERA TVs and Blu-ray Recorders for Europe
Rovi’s Advanced Guide Now Available on Panasonic VIERA Connect Platform in Sixteen European Countries
Santa Clara, Calif. – 3/8/2012 – Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced that its TotalGuide solution is now available on Panasonic’s 2012 Smart TVs and Blu-ray recorders for the European market. Panasonic’s VIERA Connect platform on these devices features a customized implementation of TotalGuide — available as the Rovi Guide application — for finding and discovering broadcast TV programs through advanced search and recommendations, and rich TV listings and images.
With Rovi TotalGuide, Panasonic brings the ability for its customers to dive deeper into the entertainment discovery experience with descriptive TV program information on actors, TV shows and movies, and enhanced imagery that helps inform and streamline navigation from one content element to another. TotalGuide also allows Panasonic to offer powerful search and sophisticated recommendations to its customers, helping them to discover new broadcast content that may be of interest to them.
“We continue to expand our range of applications available to enhance the consumer experience on VIERA Connect,” said Fabien Roth, Director TV Group, Panasonic Marketing Europe. “Through our collaboration with Rovi, we are able to offer an advanced guide application that makes navigation easy and intuitive – enabling viewers to further enjoy our excellent range of Smart VIERA TVs.”
“Panasonic and Rovi share a common vision of continuing to forward the ‘connected’ entertainment experience for consumers,” said Matt Milne, executive vice president, worldwide sales and marketing, Rovi. “In today’s dynamic market, our TotalGuide solution provides a flexible, customizable technology framework for CE manufacturers looking to quickly deploy differentiated products and services for entertainment discovery and access to all the many digital content options available.”
Rovi Guide is available on a range of Panasonic Smart VIERA Connect-enabled Smart TVs in Germany, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and France; and on certain Panasonic VIERA Connect-enabled Blu-ray recorders in Germany, United Kingdom, Austria and Switzerland.
About Rovi TotalGuide
Rovi TotalGuide is comprised of customizable components for enabling access to linear broadcast television content as well as access to Internet-based content including pay per view (PPV), video on demand (VoD), photos and music services. TotalGuide features include advanced media search capabilities, personalized profiles, an array of recommendations options, and advanced advertising.
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/.