Rovi and Cablevision licensing agreement

Rovi and Cablevision have announced that they have entered into a multi-year agreement whereby Cablevision will license Rovi interactive programme guide (IPG) intellectual property. The agreement provides Cablevision with a licence to the Rovi IPG patent portfolio for next-generation set-top box, online and mobile platforms.

“Increasingly, MSOs are offering their subscribers access to entertainment content that extends beyond the set-top box, across multiple devices,” said Samir Armaly, senior vice president of worldwide licensing, Rovi.  “The addition of Cablevision to our licensing programme shows the value that today’s MSOs see in providing their subscribers with content navigation via next-generation online and mobile platforms.”

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