This week at The Cable Show, Rovi Corporation and Suddenlink, the seventh largest cable operator in the United States, have announced that the two companies have agreed to collaborate to bring Rovi TotalGuide Applications -- including TotalGuide for set top boxes (STBs) and TotalGuide xD -- to market. The agreement between Rovi and Suddenlink includes a multi-year license for the distribution of i-Guide interactive program guide, on top of which the Rovi TotalGuide Applications would be integrated and tested.
Rovi recently announced that its new TotalGuide for STB Application will work alongside i-Guide to bring advanced search, content discovery and recommendation capabilities to legacy set top boxes. This solution creates an easy adoption path for consumers, and enables service providers, such as Suddenlink to quickly deploy an advanced solution on top of their current offerings to deliver an immersive, rich user experience that broadens subscribers’ ability to find content across multiple environments.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with Rovi and working together to bring Rovi’s next generation TotalGuide Applications to market,” said Tom McMillin, EVP and chief operating officer for Suddenlink.
“We’re pleased to be working with Suddenlink – to help them launch new capabilities that we believe will increase subscriber satisfaction with their services,” said Thomas Carson, EVP, Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Rovi. “Rovi guide solutions have been designed to highlight the best that service providers have to offer their subscribers without causing disruption in the way they are accustomed to accessing services.”
Suddenlink Communications (suddenlink.com) is the seventh largest cable operator in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.4 million residential customers and thousands of commercial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and elsewhere. Suddenlink simplifies its customers’ lives through one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV, Internet, phone and other services.
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 5,000 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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