Rovi and Intellectual Ventures collaborate
February 1, 2016
Rovi and Intellectual Ventures (IV) are collaborating to bring together their media and entertainment patent portfolios under a unified, comprehensive licensing programme to focus on OTT offerings. Under the new agreement, Rovi will serve as the exclusive partner for IV, licensing the companies’ combined patent portfolio exclusively to OTT customers. This alliance builds a combined and global intellectual property (IP) offering that leads the way in the discovery and personalisation of digital entertainment.
The combined portfolio addresses all aspects of the OTT value chain, including content management and delivery, streaming technologies and consumer-facing features and functionality. Building on Rovi’s well-established patent licensing program, the addition of IV’s patents significantly expands the breadth and depth of assets licensable to OTT customers.
“We are extremely pleased to join forces with Intellectual Ventures. Our alliance underscores Rovi’s commitment to foster innovation across the media and entertainment landscape,” said Samir Armaly, executive vice president, intellectual property and licensing at Rovi. “In addition to our advanced discovery product offerings, our collaboration with Intellectual Ventures will provide OTT licensees access to an even more extensive patent portfolio, all from a single provider.”