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Rovi Expands Latin American Distribution With Passport Guide Launch in Bolivia

Company Release - 10/19/2010 8:30 AM ET

COTAS Deploys Rovi Passport Guide to Enrich the Discovery and Management of Television Programming for Its Subscribers

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 19, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) today announced that COTAS (Cooperativa de Telecomunicaciones de Santa Cruz), a leading service provider in Bolivia, has deployed Rovi Passport® Guide to provide its digital cable subscribers in the city of Santa Cruz with an enhanced television viewing experience. Rovi has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with COTAS for Passport Guide, marking distribution growth for the company in Latin America.   

Passport Guide boasts an intuitive and graphically-rich interface with advanced search options that help COTAS subscribers quickly and easily find the TV shows that they want. COTAS subscribers will be able to view TV programs in a variety of formats—from listings to detailed information about specific shows—and search for them by typing titles into an on-screen keyboard with their remotes. In addition, Passport Guide offers value-added features such as QuickMenu™, a configurable menu which will enable COTAS subscribers to launch cable TV services with a few clicks of the remote control.

"We are committed to providing our digital cable customers with cutting-edge functionality that enables them to seamlessly access and enjoy the TV and movie content that they love," said Adrian Vaca, General Manager, COTAS Cable TV. "Rovi Passport Guide allows us to offer our viewers innovative and easy-to-use features while also giving us the flexibility we need to configure specific options for our subscribers."

"With more and more program choices available on more channels to today's television viewer, Passport Guide provides advanced sorting and filtering features to help consumers easily find and manage their television programming," said Bob Shallow, SVP of Worldwide Sales, Service Providers. "We look forward to continuing to collaborate with COTAS, and are pleased to add COTAS to our Latin America customer roster deploying Passport Guide to enrich the television viewing experience for subscribers." 

COTAS joins other Rovi Passport Guide customers in Latin America including: Megacable Comunicaciones, Supercanal Argentina, and Cable & Wireless Panama.

About Rovi Corporation

Rovi Corporation is focused on revolutionizing the digital entertainment landscape by delivering solutions that enable consumers to intuitively connect to new entertainment from many sources and locations. The company also provides extensive entertainment discovery solutions for television, movies, music and photos to its customers in the consumer electronics, cable and satellite, entertainment and online distribution markets. These solutions, complemented by industry leading entertainment data, create the connections between people and technology, and enable them to discover and manage entertainment in an enjoyable form.

Rovi holds over 4,700 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with numerous offices across the United States and around the world including Japan, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. More information about Rovi can be found at

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All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements that use the words "will" or "is expected to," or similar words that describe the Company's or its management's future plans, objectives, or goals, are "forward-looking statements" and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors are further addressed in the Company's most recent report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2010 and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time (available at The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as required by law.

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