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TiVo Signs Patent License Agreement with DWANGO

Company Release - 3/28/2017 8:00 AM ET

One of the Major Network Entertainment Providers in Japan Running “niconico” Video Service Licenses Patent Portfolio for Popular Streaming Services

SAN CARLOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO), a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today announced that Rovi Corporation, a TiVo Company, has signed a new intellectual property (IP) license agreement with DWANGO Co., Ltd., a leading network entertainment company in Japan, which operates the popular video hosting service, niconico.

Samir Armaly, executive vice president, intellectual property and licensing, Rovi Corporation, a TiVo company, said, “As one of the leading providers delivering video streaming services, DWANGO’s selection of our patent portfolio underscores our innovative technologies for powering next-generation entertainment discovery experiences.”

The TiVo companies have spent decades investing in research and development to generate some of the most valuable intellectual property in the media and entertainment industry. TiVo’s commitment to innovation empowers it to deliver products that touch practically every aspect of consumers’ day-to-day interaction with their entertainment, and helps IP portfolio licensees build customized, next-generation digital entertainment solutions for users around the globe.


DWANGO is a leading network entertainment company in Japan known for its highly popular streaming service called niconico. DWANGO provides next-generation entertainment experiences with its SVOD and TVOD services available on a wide range of devices. DWANGO is wholly owned subsidiary of Kadokawa Dwango Corporation.

About TiVo

TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights. From the interactive program guide to the DVR, TiVo delivers innovative products and licensable technologies that revolutionize how people find content across a changing media landscape. TiVo enables the world’s leading media and entertainment providers to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience. Explore the next generation of entertainment at, or follow us on Twitter @tivo or @tivoforbusiness.

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Source: TiVo Corporation