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Rovi TotalGuide Solution Debuts in Pace Set-Top Boxes
Implementation Streamlines Launch of Advanced Discovery Capabilities
BOSTON, Mass. (THE CABLE SHOW – Booth: 1133), 5/21/2012 – Continuing to help cable TV providers introduce their customers to next generation discovery, Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced it has launched its Rovi TotalGuide Solution for Pace’s (LSE: PIC) ‘Dallas’ HD-DVR Set-top box (STB). The implementation on Dallas HD-DVRs will feature additional enhancements to TotalGuide – further integration of Rovi’s signature recommendations technology and six degrees discovery– to deliver a more personalized experience. The product will provide service providers with the opportunity to work with Rovi and Pace to quickly deploy the TotalGuide solution on their current infrastructure, and enable subscribers to enjoy a simplified, yet effective, discovery experience.
In addition, Rovi will demonstrate pre-porting of TotalGuide onto Pace’s XG1 Multi-tuner Video Gateway at the Cable Show. These latest developments are proof-points of the continued effort between Pace and Rovi, following the joint collaboration announced in December 2011, to launch solutions that bring advanced discovery capability to subscriber homes today, and further the development of next generation cable ready devices capable of delivering advanced video services.
Tim O’Loughlin, President of Pace Americas, stated, “Solutions combining traditional TV, IP-based video and applications are rapidly becoming a necessity for operators to remain competitive. We greatly value working with progressive companies such as Rovi and are excited our partnership will enable the roll out of innovative services incorporating the very latest technology.”
“Our TotalGuide strategy is to create a path that makes it easier for our customers to launch a better discovery experience in existing and advanced set-top boxes,” said Corey Ferengul, EVP of product management and strategy at Rovi. “We’re working with leaders in the industry, like Pace, to make it easy for service providers to bring a new generation of consumer experiences to market.”
The Rovi TotalGuide Solution for Service Providers is a broad portfolio of technology that includes advanced discovery, video delivery and advertising capabilities for in-market STBs, next generation cable boxes, tablets and mobile devices.
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/.