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Rovi Completes Acquisition of TiVo; New TiVo Poised to Lead Media and Entertainment Transformation
Combined Company Furthers Legacy of Ground-Breaking Entertainment Technology and Compelling Consumer Experiences
SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of TiVo Inc. The company is adopting the iconic TiVo brand, marking the emergence of a new global leader in innovative products and licensable inventions that power consumer entertainment experiences and transform the value of audience relationships. The new TiVo is the convergence of two industry visionaries in media entertainment with complementary products and services, and innovative patented technologies that will usher in a new era of the consumer entertainment experience.
The combined company will immediately begin the process of integrating technological and product capabilities, harnessing the power of the unified product and innovation portfolios to enable traditional, over-the-top (OTT) and emerging providers to create new and compelling consumer experiences.
“Today’s consumers face a fragmented media landscape when it comes to devices and platforms, and content owners and service providers want to understand their audiences better and help their customers navigate an ever-increasing set of content choices,” said Tom Carson, president and CEO, TiVo. “The new TiVo is uniquely positioned to provide ground-breaking offerings that address the rapidly changing media landscape. Our broader product portfolio, more innovative patented technologies, increased resources and a stronger financial profile position us strongly for success and to continue providing the ultimate entertainment experiences to consumers across the globe.”
TiVo’s history of innovation in DVR functionality across set-top boxes, tablets and mobile devices naturally complements Rovi’s signature capabilities in guides, personalization, advertising, analytics and cloud services. TiVo will bring together the next generation of technologies, products and critical scale necessary to address today’s insatiable demand for media and entertainment and to achieve the company’s strategic business goals and deliver sustainable stockholder value.
The new TiVo will have significant financial and operational scale. The company provides guidance solutions to more than 25 million households, serving more than 500 pay-TV operators, and has technologies that span more than 70 countries. The company expects to realize at least $100 million in annual cost synergies, with 65 percent of these synergies recognized in the first 12 months. The company intends to provide fiscal 2016 estimates during its next regularly scheduled earnings conference call.
The closing value of the transaction, based on the volume-weighted average of Rovi’s common stock price on the NASDAQ Stock Market, as reported by Bloomberg L.P., for the fifteen consecutive trading days ended on and including September 1, 2016 (the trading day three business days prior to September 7, 2016, the closing date of the mergers), which was $20.6344 per share, and the corresponding exchange ratio for TiVo common stock of 0.3853x, all as provided for in the merger agreement, was $1.1 billion, comprised of approximately $270 million in cash and 39.7 million new TiVo shares. Shares of new TiVo will be traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “TIVO”. Additionally, consistent with Rovi’s prior announcement, former TiVo Inc. board members Daniel Moloney and Jeffrey T. Hinson joined the new TiVo board of directors as of the completion of the acquisition.
TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) is the global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights. From the interactive program guide to the DVR, TiVo delivers innovative products and licensable technologies that revolutionize how people find content across a changing media landscape. TiVo enables the world’s leading media and entertainment providers to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience. Explore the next generation of entertainment at tivo.com, forward.tivo.com or follow us on Twitter @tivo or @tivoforbusiness.