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Sky Renews License for Rovi Entertainment Discovery Patent Portfolio


Rovi Corporation (ROVI) today announced the extension of a multi-year, multi-territory patent license agreement with Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company serving 21 million customers. The renewal extends Sky’s previous license agreement and offers the provider continuous access to Rovi’s entertainment discovery patent portfolio.

“Our customers want to quickly and easily find programming that interests them,” said Alun Webber, Managing Director, Product Design and Development, Sky. “Our long-standing relationship with Rovi helps us to bring intuitive and personalized user experiences to our subscribers.”

“It is increasingly important for businesses to provide their customers with the latest innovations in entertainment search and guidance,” said Samir Armaly, executive vice president, intellectual property and licensing, Rovi. “We are very pleased to continue working with Sky. This renewal further reinforces the enormous value of Rovi’s patent portfolio in bringing the latest capabilities to pay-TV homes across Europe, where Sky customers can look forward to a state-of-the-art service from a trusted provider.”