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Rovi Announces Intent To Pursue Sale Of Rovi Entertainment Store Business And Narrows Estimates Range For Fiscal 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) today announced that it intends to pursue the sale of its Rovi Entertainment Store business as part of its ongoing strategic efforts to focus the Company on growth opportunities related to its core enabling technologies and services. The Company has retained GCA Savvian Advisors, LLC as its financial adviser in connection with the potential sale.

"The Rovi Entertainment Store has grown significantly since Rovi acquired it in February 2011, and we believe it will continue to grow and provide an excellent platform for on-demand media delivery as retailers and content owners move to distribute more content online," said Tom Carson, President and Chief Executive of Rovi Corporation. "However, we are working to drive Rovi's future growth and increase operational efficiencies around a strategic plan building on our core assets and IP, and to ensure the management team is fully focused on that effort. We are aligning primarily around delivering enabling solutions for our service provider customers and using those efforts to also generate growth with our Consumer Electronics and other customers. Consequently, we have decided to sell the Rovi Entertainment Store business."

As a result of this decision, Rovi will reclassify the operating results of the Rovi Entertainment Store as discontinued operations, beginning with its fourth fiscal quarter and full fiscal year 2012 results.

Rovi also announced today its updated estimates for fiscal year 2012. Had the Rovi Entertainment Store business been reclassified as discontinued operations when Rovi provided its 2012 estimates during its quarterly earnings conference call on November 1, 2012, such estimates would have been fiscal year 2012 revenue of between $645 million and $655 million, and Adjusted Pro Forma Income Per Common Share of between $2.00 and $2.10. Rovi now estimates that fiscal year 2012 revenue will be between $645 million and $650 million, and Adjusted Pro Forma Income Per Common Share will be between $2.05 and $2.10. Rovi is in the process of completing its customary year-end audit and expects to report its fourth fiscal quarter and full fiscal year 2012 results in February 2013.

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