Rovi to Begin Licensing Its Interactive Program Guide Intellectual Property to AT&T
Rovi Enters Licensing Agreement With AT&T, Encompasses Rovi IPG Patent Portfolio for AT&T U-Verse Deployed on Mobile and Online Platforms
SANTA CLARA, Calif.(01 Aug 2013)
Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), driving digital entertainment innovation, today announced that it has entered into a license agreement with AT&T for Rovi interactive program guide (IPG) intellectual property. The multi-year agreement provides AT&T with a license to the Rovi IPG patent portfolio for its U-verse “TV Everywhere” platforms deployed online and across mobile devices.
“Our agreement with AT&T illustrates the momentum of our IPG intellectual property with service providers across North America bringing new platforms and capabilities that extend the entertainment experience anytime, anywhere,” said Samir Armaly, executive vice president, Intellectual Property and Licensing, Rovi. “As consumer consumption of entertainment content increases on connected mobile devices, demand for access to programming information from these devices will continue to grow in tandem.”
AT&T U-verse is available in 24.9 million customer locations in 22 states in the U.S.
About Rovi Corporation
Rovi powers the discovery, delivery, display and monetization of digital entertainment. With innovative technology solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers, service providers, content producers, advertisers, retailers and websites, Rovi connects people and the entertainment they love. The company holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. More information about Rovi can be found at rovicorp.com.