Rovi Showcases Technologies For The Next Generation Entertainment Experience In Europe At IBC 2012

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBC -- Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI), driving digital entertainment innovation, will demonstrate its industry leading technologies for the discovery, delivery, display and monetization of digital entertainment at IBC 2012. Continuing to expand its breadth of products for Europe, Rovi's presence at IBC 2012 will focus around technologies developed to help content producers, network operators, service providers and other entertainment professionals create intuitive, personal, and quality entertainment experiences for consumers.    

Rovi will showcase at its booth (Hall 5, Stand 5.A31) solutions that help innovative companies expand their products and services across a range of devices, and bring the enjoyment of digital entertainment to consumers on multiple screens.
  • Rovi Discovery solutions:
  • The planned global expansion of Rovi Video – data on TV, movies and celebrities - to include Russia, Portugal and Brazil
  • Further enhancements to Rovi guidance technologies such as search, recommendations and speech recognition
  • Rovi Delivery and Display solutions:
  • Rovi Entertainment Store launched on a range of new platforms and devices offering consumers more ways to purchase, rent and enjoy film and TV entertainment.
  • DivX ® Ecosystem and DivX Plus Streaming implementations on system-on-chip for IPTV and set top boxes for video delivery and content sharing in a variety of environments and across multiple devices
  • MainConcept SDKs, featuring a new codec SDK for the H.265/HEVC standard that reduces bandwidth requirements by up to 50%
  • Expanded TotalCode encoding suite, including support for UltraViolet, Blu-ray 3D and a DVD-to-digital conversion workflow
  • Rovi Advertising solutions:
  • The Rovi Advertising Network enables marketers to deliver highly scalable, measurable, and interactive campaigns on connected TV devices, allowing brands and advertisers to reach TV viewers at a point of high receptivity - intersecting their quest to find their next content to view.

In addition, Rovi is working with industry pioneers such as Ocean Blue Software on plans to provide their joint customers with a fully integrated solution for TV and set-top box products. The proposed integrated solution will enable customers to quickly and easily launch new entertainment products with advanced content discovery features and playback of broadcast and broadband services. Rovi's CE-HTML-based TotalGuide will be integrated onto the Ocean Blue platform that comprises the Ocean Blue Sunrise Software (DVB & MHEG stack) and additionally web browser and media player components. Ocean Blue Software is a developer of market leading software solutions for the EMEA digital TV markets. The Ocean Blue solutions are embedded into a range of consumer devices such as integrated digital TVs (iDTVs) and set top boxes.

Rovi will be speaking on two panels at the show focused on expanding opportunities to monetize digital entertainment:
  • Paul Stathacopoulos, SVP of strategy at Rovi, will participate in the session, "Whose Rights? Unlocking Value from Content Sales In The Digital Supply Chain" on Friday, September 7 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room E102.  
  • Gerald Hensley, VP, worldwide entertainment sales will participate in the session, "Delivering the Devices - How Live Content is Making its Way to All Your Devices" on Saturday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in Room G102-103.

For more information about Rovi's announcements at IBC, and our products being showcased, please visit http://www.rovicorp.com/dm/rovi-at-ibc2012.htm .

About Rovi Corporation

Rovi powers the discovery, delivery, display and monetization of digital entertainment. With innovative technology solutions for consumer electronics manufacturers, service providers, content producers, advertisers, retailers and websites, Rovi connects people and the entertainment they love. The company holds approximately 5,200 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. More information about Rovi can be found at rovicorp.com.

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