Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced two cable operators in Latin America will deploy the Rovi Passport Guide to provide their subscribers with a guide that is application-rich and has flexible program guide features that enrich the television viewing experience. Rovi has signed multi-year licensing agreements with Cable & Wireless Panamá in Panamá and Supercanal in Argentina for the use of Rovi Passport Guide and Passport applications, marking Rovi’s continued growth in the Latin America market. Cable & Wireless Panamá will also license Rovi TV data.
Today’s consumers have countless entertainment options from which to choose, including linear and on-demand content. Rovi Passport Guide, Rovi TV data and Passport applications are designed to help consumers discover, connect and manage the television programming that matters to them most. Rovi TV data provides consumers with insightful program descriptions, rich media content and TV schedules. Passport applications can also help cable operators drive increased subscribership through value-added services such as games, Caller ID and access to more premium content.
“As the digital home entertainment market continues to evolve at a fast pace, we look for scalable and innovative solutions that allow our subscribers to enjoy today’s media-rich digital content,” said Roberto Mendoza, executive director of corporate affairs, Cable & Wireless Panamá. “Rovi’s Passport Guide and TV data meet that criteria and make it possible for our customers to easily discover more of their favorite TV programming.”
“For the launch of our new digital cable system, we went through careful evaluation for a guide solution that would enhance the television experience of our subscriber base,” said Marcelo Juárez, programming manager, Supercanal. “We selected Rovi’s Passport Guide to enable us to offer our customers interactive, intuitive features so they can quickly and seamlessly connect with the movies and television shows that they love.”
“The addition of Cable & Wireless Panamá and Supercanal to our customer roster highlights the flexibility and value-add that the Rovi Passport Guide offers to our service provider customers in Latin America,” said Bob Shallow, SVP of worldwide sales for service providers at Rovi Corporation. “We are pleased that Cable & Wireless Panamá and Supercanal have selected our guidance solutions to bring forward an advanced television viewing experience for their subscribers.”
The latest release of the Rovi Passport Guide includes new sorting and filtering options, enhanced theme search of content and new title groupings for saved shows, providing subscribers with even more control of their home entertainment experience.
About Rovi Corporation
Rovi Corporation (rovicorp.com) 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 over 4,400 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.
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