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Rovi Signs IP License Agreement with NTT DOCOMO for Its VOD Services

Company Release - 4/23/2014 8:30 AM ET

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ:ROVI), a global leader in entertainment discovery, today announced that it has entered into a new license agreement with NTT DOCOMO, INC., the largest mobile service provider in Japan, for the use of Rovi’s video discovery and interactive program guide (IPG) patents and technologies. This new agreement expands upon a previous agreement between the two companies to now cover NTT DOCOMO’s video on demand (VOD) services.

“In Japan, enjoying entertainment via a smartphone or tablet is becoming mainstream,” said Samir Armaly, executive vice president of worldwide intellectual property licensing at Rovi. “The technologies and patents that we’re developing at Rovi will help leading companies like NTT DOCOMO offer new, feature-rich applications to support their entertainment services.”

Previously, NTT DOCOMO licensed Rovi’s G-Guide product and IPG patents for use in its mobile handsets.

About Rovi Corporation

Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The company’s pioneering guides, data, and recommendations continue to drive program search and navigation on millions of devices on a global basis. With a new generation of cloud-based discovery capabilities and emerging solutions for interactive advertising and audience analytics, Rovi is enabling premier brands worldwide to increase their reach, drive consumer satisfaction and create a better entertainment experience across multiple screens. Rovi holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Discover more about Rovi at Rovicorp.com.

Forward Looking Statements

All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements that use the words “will” or “is expected to,” or similar words that describe the Company’s or its management’s future plans, objectives, or goals, are “forward-looking statements” and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors are further addressed in the Company’s most recent report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2013 and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time (available at www.sec.gov). The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as required by law.

Rovi Corporation
Chris Taylor, 408-562-3077
chris.d.taylor@rovicorp.com

Source: Rovi Corporation