The license agreement also provides Maspro Denkoh with a license under Rovi’s IPG patent portfolio for their products.
The end of analog broadcasting in July 2011 has led to an increase in the deployment of various digital broadcast receivers such as digital terrestrial televisions, digital tuners, and cable STB solutions. While digitization offers users new features, the broad range of viewers, from the technically savvy to the simple, means that an intuitive operating environment is required in enabling everyone to enjoy digital broadcasts. Rovi’s IPG solutions, including the G-Guide, offer users simple, user-friendly functions for every type of digital receiver provided by the various manufacturers.
“In a digital entertainment environment where volume of information and functions continue to grow on a daily basis, users want technology that is intelligible and straightforward regardless of the type of equipment being used,” said Akitaka Nishimura, senior vice president of Asia Pacific, Rovi Corporation. “While digital broadcasting migration gets underway in television, internet and cable broadcasting, Rovi continues to provide solutions that are designed to enhance user enjoyment regardless of their access environment.”
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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