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Rovi Powers BlackBerry PlayBook Video Store

Rovi Corporation announced that its Rovi Entertainment Store operates as the backend for the new BlackBerry PlayBook Video Store movie service.

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Unedited press release follows:

Rovi Powers Video Store for BlackBerry PlayBook

Rovi Entertainment Store Helps RIM Enable Access to Premium Movies On-the-Go

Santa Clara, Calif. and Barcelona, (Mobile World Congress 2012), 2/27/2012 – Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced that Rovi Entertainment Store, the company’s end-to-end, white-label solution for entertainment storefront creation and management, powers the new Video Store movie service on BlackBerry® PlayBook™. Video Store provides consumers with convenient access to an extensive catalog of film and TV entertainment, including new releases that will be available for purchase or rent on the same day as they come out on DVD or Blu-ray Disc. Video Store is initially available with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 in the United States, and is expected to be followed by launches in additional countries later this year.

“Rovi continues to lead as a technology provider for major brands that wish to add value and complement their devices with the addition of Internet-delivered premium entertainment,” said David Cook, SVP, Rovi Entertainment Store Sales at Rovi Corporation. “We are extremely pleased to be associated with RIM’s release of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 and to be helping provide users with new opportunities to enjoy entertainment on their PlayBook tablet.”

“The BlackBerry PlayBook offers an incredible multimedia experience with a stunning display, stereo sound, an HDMI TV connection and high-powered performance under the hood,” said Martyn Mallick, Vice President, Global Alliances and Business Development at Research In Motion. “We’re thrilled to work with Rovi to provide our customers with easy access to premium and timely video content through the new Video Store.”

With Video Store on the BlackBerry PlayBook, users will be able to begin watching entertainment within a few moments of beginning to download the content. Users can enjoy entertainment on the tablet’s high resolution display, or on an HDTV using the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet’s HDMI output.

Rovi Entertainment Store enables retailers, service providers, CE manufacturers, content owners, and PC makers to quickly launch over-the-top storefronts that enable consumers to discover, purchase, manage, and enjoy a broad range of new movies and TV shows on multiple platforms and devices. Rovi Entertainment Store includes white-label storefronts and playback client SDKs, cloud services, as well as content licensing, management, and marketing services. The solution can be deployed as a complete end-to-end solution to support all aspects of storefront deployment and management, or as individual components that can be used to enhance an existing service.

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/.

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