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Rovi and Sony Ink IPG Patent License Agreement

Rovi Corporation announced that Sony Corporation will license Rovi’s interactive program guide (IPG) patent portfolio and related technology.

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Rovi Announces Interactive Program Guide Technology and Patent License Agreement with Sony

Includes Solutions for Enabling Advanced Multiplatform Entertainment Guides and Content Discovery Capabilities

Santa Clara, Calif. – 4/3/2012 – Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced that Rovi has signed an agreement with Sony Corporation (“Sony”). The new worldwide agreement provides a license under Rovi’s interactive program guide (IPG) patent portfolio and related product solutions to Sony Group’s products and services, including online content delivery services and a full range of home and mobile devices.

Rovi IPG patent portfolio and related products, including Rovi entertainment data that provides show descriptions, editorial reviews, and rich multimedia content covering millions of TV shows and hundreds of thousands of movies, enable consumers to easily find or discover personally meaningful entertainment regardless of the source. Serving as a complement to these capabilities, the Rovi Advertising Network connects device makers to a growing range of leading brands that wish to reach and engage consumers on their platforms.

“We are pleased that the relevance of our entertainment related products and intellectual property continue to be recognized by industry leaders such as Sony,” said Matt Milne, EVP, worldwide sales and marketing, Rovi. “In use to enable a variety of advanced consumer experiences on multiple screens, our IP and product portfolio is helping our customers drive customer satisfaction and new streams of revenue.”

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