TiVo signs IP licence deal with Starz

TiVo has announced that Starz Entertainment, a media distribution company that owns several TV networks in the US, has signed a long-term intellectual property (IP) licence. Starz is acquiring a licence to the TiVo patent portfolios and the OTT assets of the Intellectual Ventures patent portfolio under the TiVo/IV licensing partnership.

“This licensing agreement with Starz emphasises the importance of TiVo’s patent portfolios, especially for companies who are working to keep up with rapid developments and changes in the OTT space,” said Arvin Patel, executive vice president and chief intellectual property officer, Rovi Corporation, a TiVo company. “By leveraging TiVo innovations, TV networks and other OTT companies can quickly strengthen or upgrade the entertainment experiences they provide and in turn, spend more time and energy focused on other business priorities.”

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