Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced that Hollywood.com, a leading movies and entertainment website dedicated to super-serving fans, and Spill.com, the irreverent animated movie review site, will use Rovi entertainment data to facilitate the discovery, navigation and search capabilities on the two sites. Hollywood.com has signed an agreement with Rovi to incorporate Rovi movie and TV data on the two portals, providing an enhanced discovery experience for users looking to find information and rich media content about their favorite movies, TV shows, actors and celebrities.
By deploying the single-source entertainment library of both TV and movie data from Rovi as well as its extensive relational links, Hollywood.com and Spill.com can now enable users to move seamlessly between the two content types. Users of the sites will be able to navigate from a TV show to a lead actor’s biography to an award-winning movie that also featured that actor and on and on, providing the opportunity for them to dive even deeper into their favorite entertainment moments.
“As the industry continues to trend toward access to content anytime, anywhere, we believe that data is the linchpin in helping consumers discover and connect to the content that matters to them the most,” said Al Miyashita, Vice President, Worldwide Data Sales, Rovi Corporation. “Hollywood.com is dedicated to bringing its users rich and continuous discovery of their favorite TV shows, movies and celebrities, and we are excited to collaborate with Hollywood.com to help create an engaging experience for their fans.”
“Fans of our Hollywood.com and Spill.com sites are movie and TV enthusiasts who love to find out as much as they can about all things entertainment,” said Jamey Wishner, Vice President of Content, Hollywood.com. “As we move into summer movie season, we are pleased to bring Rovi data and relational links to our sites to help fuel a new user search and discovery experience. Now, our fans will be able to navigate fluidly between TV or movie data, whether it be reading in-depth information on profiles, casts, credits and reviews, or viewing celebrity images.”
Entertainment data from Rovi includes TV data on more than 1.3 million TV series episodes and data on over 430,000 movie titles.
Rovi entertainment data is a part of a vast Rovi data library that includes information on music, movies, games, books, television, sports, awards as well as cover art, reviews, celebrity biographies, rich media and more. Rovi data provides multiple forms of data to support a variety of devices and services across online services, service providers, and consumer electronic platforms, such as websites, social networking sites and mobile, PC and embedded applications.
Hollywood.com is a leading movies and entertainment website dedicated to super-serving fans. In the past 18 months, the Hollywood.com portfolio of sites has grown to include Spill.com, Hollywood.com Box Office (formerly Media By Numbers) and more than three thousand fan sites. Our mission is simple – we help users discover what movies to see, what TV shows to watch and what their favorite celebrities are up to. Hollywood.com is a place that offers news, photo galleries and opinion-driven editorial content.
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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