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Rovi TotalGuide to Power Panasonic Connected TV and DVD/BD Recorders

Company Release - 8/31/2011 8:30 AM ET

Companies Working Together to Bring Rovi Advanced Media Guide to Panasonic CE Devices for Leading-Edge Consumer Entertainment Experience

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) today announced that Rovi TotalGuide™ will power Panasonic's next generation electronic program guide (EPG) for its connected TV and DVD/BD recorder products in Europe.

Rovi TotalGuide is an advanced media guide that provides a single destination for finding and discovering various types of content. It includes deep, descriptive information and rich multimedia on cast, programs and movies, and enables consumers to easily navigate from one content element to another, a key aspect of Rovi's 'six degrees' media discovery experience. In addition, TotalGuide features interactive advertising capability that enables brands engagement with consumers that extends beyond the traditional banner and commercial advertising.

"We share a similar vision with Panasonic of bringing easy, intuitive, and interactive features to the connected TV, and are pleased that TotalGuide will help power an enhanced consumer experience on Panasonic's high-quality products," said Thomas Carson, EVP, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Rovi. "By incorporating sophisticated search, recommendations, and interactive advertising technologies with an advanced user interface, TotalGuide transforms the content discovery experience, helping Panasonic to extend the value it provides to its customers."

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 5,100 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, 2011 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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