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Rovi Signs IP License Agreement with NTT DOCOMO for its VOD Services
Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), a global leader in entertainment discovery, today announced that it has entered into a new license agreement with NTT DOCOMO, INC., the largest mobile service provider in Japan, for the use of Rovi’s video discovery and interactive program guide (IPG) patents and technologies. This new agreement expands upon a previous agreement between the two companies to now cover NTT DOCOMO’s video on demand (VOD) services.
“In Japan, enjoying entertainment via a smartphone or tablet is becoming mainstream,” said Samir Armaly, executive vice president of worldwide intellectual property licensing at Rovi. “The technologies and patents that we’re developing at Rovi will help leading companies like NTT DOCOMO offer new, feature-rich applications to support their entertainment services.”
Previously, NTT DOCOMO licensed Rovi’s G-Guide product and IPG patents for use in its mobile handsets.
About Rovi Corporation
Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The company’s pioneering guides, data, and recommendations continue to drive program search and navigation on millions of devices on a global basis. With a new generation of cloud-based discovery capabilities and emerging solutions for interactive advertising and audience analytics, Rovi is enabling premier brands worldwide to increase their reach, drive consumer satisfaction and create a better entertainment experience across multiple screens. Rovi holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Discover more about Rovi at Rovicorp.com.