December 31st, -0001
Rovi + M7... Of Interest To SatBroadcasting Professionals...
Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) and M7 Group S.A. (M7) have entered into a multi-year agreement, whereby M7 will license Rovi electronic program guide (EPG) patents. M7 is the leading satellite TV provider in the Netherlands, operating a satellite DTH platform under the brand name CanalDigitaal. "The addition of M7 to our roster of European licensees underscores the importance of the guide in bringing an advanced digital home entertainment experience to viewers," said Samir Armaly, senior vice president of intellectual property and licensing, Rovi. "Our announcement today with M7 shows the continued expansion of our patent licensing program on a global basis." M7 joins Rovi's existing list of licensed operators in Europe that include KDG, CANAL+, British Sky Broadcasting Limited, Portugal Telecom, SKY Italia, Sky Deutschland, Unitymedia and UPC Broadband.