Rovi has announced the renewal of its patent license with TV entertainment provider AT&T.
The seven-year agreement provides AT&T with worldwide access to Rovi’s entertainment discovery patent portfolio. The deal also extends the existing product agreements between the companies.
Rovi’s patents aim to help consumers navigate content across multiple screens and devices. With more than 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide, Rovi’s entertainment discovery patent portfolio covers digital entertainment capabilities including interactive programme guides, search and recommendations that enable personalised entertainment across linear, recorded and on-demand content, and multi-screen experiences.
“For years, Rovi’s intellectual property has enabled some of the world’s top pay-TV providers to deliver advanced entertainment discovery experiences to viewers across the globe,” said Tom Carson, president and CEO at Rovi.
“Our long-term patent license renewal with AT&T is another testament to Rovi’s market leading innovation in advancing consumers’ ability to discover, engage and enjoy entertainment content on multiple screens.”