PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

More news: Software
Written by / Agency / Source: Rovi Corporation

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Rovi Launches Digital Media Guide to Transform the Entertainment Discovery Experience - Relationship with Blockbuster® and other content providers to enable access to online content such as BLOCKBUSTER OnDemand™ movies (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B)
Rovi Launches Digital Media Guide to Transform the Entertainment Discovery Experience


NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Santa Clara, CA, United States, 2009/07/16 - Relationship with Blockbuster® and other content providers to enable access to online content such as BLOCKBUSTER OnDemand™ movies (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B). NASDAQ: ROVI

Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Software Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation (see press release titled, “Macrovision Solutions Corporation Formally Changes Name to Rovi Corporation”), today unveiled a new media guide, code named “Liquid.” This new media guide is capable of connecting consumers to entertainment content on the Internet and digital content stored at home, as well as broadcast and cable TV in a single, elegant user interface designed to simplify the entertainment experience.

Today’s consumers have more entertainment options than ever – from television shows and movies to online video content, music and digital photos. With so much content available, the problem then becomes how to sort and find what you really want to watch.

Supported by Rovi’s extensive collection of rich entertainment data and intelligent discovery technologies, as well as Rovi’s experience in developing market leading program guides, the Liquid guide enables consumers to easily sift through the enormous amount of digital content available today. It builds upon the familiar user experience of the television guide to make it easy for consumers to find what they want, when they want it.

Rovi also announced today that it is working with Blockbuster Inc. to easily integrate access to BLOCKBUSTER OnDemand content and services directly through the Liquid guide. This integration will enable consumers to enjoy Blockbuster’s growing library of digital content with their family and friends directly and easily on the TV.

The Liquid guide is designed to provide a direct access to content from leading online entertainment services such as Slacker radio and YouTube™ XL, a website that is optimized for watching YouTube videos on large displays, allowing people to easily interact and engage with content they choose to consume on their own time. It is also compatible with leading movie technology provider Roxio CinemaNow.

“We see today’s announcement of the Liquid guide as the next step in delivering on our new vision and mission to power the discovery and enjoyment of digital content,” said Fred Amoroso, president and CEO of Rovi Corporation. “By uniting all forms of digital media into one interactive and personalized source, we believe our new guide solution sets the bar for how we’ll experience home entertainment in the future.”

“We’re excited to be working with Rovi, a company whose deep knowledge of consumer electronics will put us another step closer to our goal of being in every screen where consumers want to watch movies,” said Kevin Lewis, SVP of digital entertainment at Blockbuster. “The integration of BLOCKBUSTER OnDemand into Rovi’s new Liquid guide will make accessing and enjoying our premium digital entertainment easy and convenient and underscores our mission of providing convenient access to media entertainment, however and wherever consumers want to receive it.”

Liquid Guide Features
The new media guide solution is comprised of three distinct, but integrated solutions: a Television Content Guide, a Broadband Content Guide and a Personal Content Guide.

The Television Content Guide is a linear broadcast television discovery solution that CE manufacturers can embed into their devices. The Broadband Content Guide connects users to their favorite full length television and movie content for both free and paid services, as well as additional content including Internet video, popular music, social networking and other Internet destinations. The Personal Content Guide not only helps consumers navigate their media collections, but it also gives them the ability to share their content from the ease and comfort of their television screens.

The solution is also capable of personalizing the entertainment viewing experience by learning the preferences and tastes of viewers based on their interactions with the guide. The Liquid guide uses this intelligence to store favorites and make metadata-enhanced recommendations for undiscovered content. The guide also stores user profiles, so each member of the household can retrieve a personalized guide each time he or she turns on the TV.

The Liquid guide is designed to be able to connect to social network applications, such as Flixster – one of the largest social networks for movie lovers on the web – to access and provide recommendations directly through the guide. “With over 20 million monthly users on the Internet and mobile devices, Flixster helps people share and discover new entertainment content. Bringing that service directly to the TV, as part of the Liquid guide, solves a key missing link and will add enormous value to our users and their friends,” said Joe Greenstein, co-founder and CEO of Flixster.

The Liquid guide is planned to be available for CE manufacturers in early 2010 as an entire package or individual modules.

"The Liquid guide is an ideal solution for consumers looking to conveniently access and enjoy personal digital media, as well as their favorite entertainment, on the broadest possible range of connected devices,” said Dave Habiger, president and CEO, Sonic Solutions. “Pairing with Rovi’s new guide solution is an important part of our overall strategy to give consumers instant access to premium movies from the Internet through Roxio CinemaNow when and where they want it.”

"The Liquid guide offers an elegant solution for today's consumers, allowing easy access to their favorite content and rich information on a variety of connected devices," said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. "Rovi helps our listeners learn about the artists and albums by providing detailed biographies, reviews and more. Slacker radio provides a premiere music experience without having to work at it and Rovi helps us do this."

“Consumers have access to more content than ever before, and savvy viewers are increasingly pairing traditional broadcast content with on-demand premium content and video from the Internet,” said Colin Dixon, senior partner with the Diffusion Group. “However, along with the explosion of entertainment options comes the challenge of information overload. Consumers need a way to easily cut through the clutter to find the entertainment that really matters to them. By combining intelligent entertainment recommendations with access to digital content, the Liquid guide provides consumers with an important new tool to help discover, manage and enjoy entertainment for years to come.”

Liquid Guide Graphics

About Rovi Corporation
Rovi Corporation ( is focused on revolutionizing the digital entertainment landscape by delivering solutions that enable consumers to intuitively discover 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 over 4,000 issued or pending patents and patent applications 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.

Forward Looking Statements
All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements that use the words "will" or "is expected to," or similar words that describe the Company's or its management's future plans, objectives, or goals, are "forward-looking statements" and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors are further addressed in the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2008 and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time (available at The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as required by law.

Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Software Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


Written by / Agency / Source: Rovi Corporation


Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)


Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker


Distribution / Indexing: [+] / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

# # #
Software Warnings - IMPORTANT:
Always be aware/cautious about what you download on your computer/mobile! PURCHASE SOFTWARE related keywords / Banner Ads. Click HERE for details!

  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Software articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!

Rovi Launches Digital Media Guide to Transform the Entertainment Discovery Experience

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

Publisher Contact: Linda Quach 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Rovi Corporation securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Software via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Read Latest Articles From Rovi Corporation / Company Profile

Read Software Most Recent Related Newswires:

SBI SECURITIES Works with IBM to Test Blockchain Technology for Bond Trading Platform
Yellowfin Top Ranked for Usability in Ventana Research’s 2016 Mobile BI Value Index
Subex to Host 13th Global User Conference At Jaipur, India
Yellowfin Named A Leader in Fourth Consecutive Nucleus Research Value Matrix for Business Intelligence & Analytics
Altitude and Comways Partner to Deliver New Contact Center Solutions for High Growth Companies in Benelux
Gartner Positions Kentico Software in Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals
The Weather Company Launches its Signature WEATHERfx Ad-targeting Platform in Germany with BurdaForward
Infor Named on the Constellation ShortList™ for Global HCM Suites and Enterprise Cloud Finance
Valenta Pharm Optimizes Budget Management with Infor BI
NAKIVO Decreases Backup Administration Time by 50% and Storage Space by 30% for FEhS Institute
Rocket Software Business Intelligence Increases the Value of Cognos TM1 Investment
Greater Edmonton Foundation Centralizes Operations with Yardi Voyager
OneLogin Pioneers First-Ever HR-driven Identity Integration with Namely
IBM and Quest Diagnostics Launch Watson-Powered Genomic Sequencing Service to Help Physicians Bring Precision Cancer Treatments to Patients Nationwide
Bomgar Demonstrating Benefits of Chat, Integrated Remote Support At TSW 2016

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns

NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


Visit  MagLar, Inc.


  ©2016 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR free press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (