Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced an agreement with Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) enabling Charter to distribute Rovi TotalGuide Solution on Charter’s set-top boxes (STBs), mobile and tablet devices and the Web. In addition, the multi-year agreement includes a license to the Rovi Remote Record Scheduling Application for i-Guide and Passport Guide and for the use of the Rovi interactive program guide patent portfolio across STBs, Web, and mobile products.
With the Rovi TotalGuide Application for STBs, Charter will be able to offer its digital customers an advanced search, discovery and recommendations user experience on set-top boxes already in homes today. Beyond the set top, the Rovi TotalGuide xD application can extend and connect Charter’s video experience to tablets, smartphones and PCs.
“To enable our customers to meet ongoing demands for innovative features, we’ve rolled out a set of solutions incorporating advanced search, discovery and recommendation capabilities that can be deployed in today’s cable ecosystem,” said Bob Shallow, SVP, service provider sales, Rovi. “Through this agreement, Charter will be able to give its customers access to integrated search, continuous six degrees discovery, recommendations and celebrity biographies and credits that can enhance their TV watching experience.”
Richard DiGeronimo, Charter’s Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy said,“Through this agreement with Rovi, we broaden our ability to innovate, enabling greater product development flexibility in a rapidly changing consumer communications and entertainment marketplace.”
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 nearly 5,100 issued or pending patents 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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