Rovi, Sharp Extend Licensing Deal

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Santa Clara, Calif. -


said Tuesday that it has reached a multiyear licensing agreement with Sharp Electronics for Rovi guidance solutions including Rovi TotalGuide, G-Guide and its interactive program guide (IPG) patent portfolio.

"We are pleased to continue our collaboration with


through this licensing agreement for Rovi entertainment discovery and guidance solutions as well as our IPG patent portfolio," said Thomas Carson, Rovi's sales and marketing executive VP.

"Our agreement with Sharp demonstrates the advanced capabilities that our technologies and intellectual property can provide to leading CE manufacturers in the digital entertainment ecosystem."

The guidance package includes TotalGuide, which is Rovi's advanced media guide that unifies search, discovery and recommendations through a single interface offering access to content from the Internet and from broadcast services. Rovi G-Guide is Rovi's electronic programming guide for Japan, covering all terrestrial and satellite data broadcasting.


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