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Unedited press release follows:
Rovi to Power HP MovieStore on HP TouchPad
RoxioNow Entertainment Platform and Cloud Services to Provide Easy Access to Entertainment on HP Systems and Connected webOS Devices
Santa Clara, Calif. – 7/20/2011 – Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced its RoxioNow™ platform is enabling on-demand access to movies and TV shows via a new HP MovieStore application for HP TouchPad. Available July 1, HP’s first webOS tablet adds to a range of HP notebooks and desktop PCs that are already powered by the RoxioNow entertainment platform. Under the terms of a new licensing agreement, Rovi is providing content licensing and infrastructure services that include a cloud-based movie and TV locker that provides HP customers persistent access to movie and TV content across HP devices.
“With a range of innovative and intuitive products, including tablets and smartphones, HP is an ideal customer with which we can expose the extensive capabilities of our RoxioNow platform. Consumers now demand the ability to access to their favorite entertainment across a diverse set of devices and platforms,” said Corey Ferengul, EVP Products at Rovi Corporation. “Our collaboration with industry leaders such as HP helps reinforce Rovi as a go-to technology provider for major brands that wish to enhance their devices with Internet-delivered video content and related information.”
“HP is committed to creating a connected and consistent consumer experience across its broad portfolio of products,” said Richard Kerris, vice president of webOS Worldwide Developer Relations, HP. “Collaborating with Rovi will ensure we deliver an entertainment experience that embodies this commitment and provides our customers with seamless access to high-quality entertainment.”
Through the RoxioNow platform, Rovi serves a broad range of recent release, major studio movies and TV programs to a multi-manufacturer ecosystem of home and mobile electronics. Rovi currently enables white-label storefronts for a number of brick and mortar retailers, cable operators, PC manufacturers, consumer electronics makers, and Hollywood studios’ direct-to-consumer initiatives.
The RoxioNow platform is a component of a broad portfolio of Rovi applications, technologies, and cloud services that are empowering customers to quickly define and release innovative, multi-screen digital entertainment services. Available as stand-alone components or as integrated solutions, Rovi technologies include entertainment discovery, management, delivery, and enjoyment capabilities, as well as an Advertising network. Rovi technology solutions are designed to redefine the entertainment experience by helping companies enhance their product offerings, form direct relationships with their customers, and drive ongoing streams of revenue.
About HP TouchPad
HP TouchPad is part of a growing family of webOS devices designed to keep people better connected.(1) With webOS, HP TouchPad users have a next-level multitasking experience, integrated access to their information with HP Synergy, the ability to find information on the device or the web using the Just Type feature, and unobtrusive notifications.(2) TouchPad is a productivity powerhouse that also offers access to the cloud and entertainment, including movies, TV shows, games, photos, books, magazines and premium audio playback with stereo speakers and Beats Audio™ technology.(3) More information about HP TouchPad is available at www.hp.com/touchpad.
(1) Internet access within wireless coverage area only. Wi-Fi within range of 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi network. Some Wi-Fi hotspots may require fee for usage. Not all web content may be available. Email and related information required for setup and activation.
(2) Within wireless coverage area only. Microsoft Exchange email, contacts, and calendars available for ActiveSync only; requires Microsoft Outlook using Exchange Server 2003 with SP2, Exchange Server 2007, or Exchange Server 2010.
(3) Third-party software available separately. Within wireless coverage area only. Requires data services at additional cost. Not all apps available on all 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 nearly 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, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. More information about Rovi can be found at http://www.rovicorp.com/.