Macrovision Signs Licensing Agreement with VIZIO for Interactive Program Guide Technologies
Macrovision’s IPG Technologies Help Consumers Navigate and More Easily Enjoy the Growing Universe of Digital Entertainment Options
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Macrovision Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:MVSN), a digital entertainment technology leader, announced today that it has signed a multi-year technology and patent licensing agreement with VIZIO, Inc., America’s HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company, for Macrovision’s interactive program guide (IPG) technologies. The agreement will enable VIZIO to incorporate Macrovision’s IPG technologies into future products to help consumers navigate, sort, select and schedule television programming.
“Simplifying that user experience is a critical part of our design philosophy, as we continue to develop innovative new ways of bringing value to the VIZIO customer. We’re pleased to be working with Macrovision to enhance our customers’ digital home entertainment experience.”
“We recognize that consumers today have an unprecedented amount of content to choose from across a growing number of digital channels and sources,” said Matthew McRae, VIZIO VP of Products. “Simplifying that user experience is a critical part of our design philosophy, as we continue to develop innovative new ways of bringing value to the VIZIO customer. We’re pleased to be working with Macrovision to enhance our customers’ digital home entertainment experience.”
“VIZIO is committed to offering its customers the best technologies on the market for their HDTVs and other consumer electronics devices, which includes making it seamless for them to discover digital content right from their TV screen,” said Tom Carson, executive vice president, sales and services. “VIZIO’s licensing agreement for our IPG technologies underscores the importance that manufacturers place on helping their customers find, manage and enjoy the plethora of digital content that is available to them. We’re excited to be working with VIZIO on bringing value-add solutions that simplify and personalize the consumer experience for its high-volume home entertainment products.”
In today’s digital lifestyle, consumers have access to a nearly infinite source of digital media that is available via the television. Macrovision’s IPG technologies provide CE manufacturers with interactive, on-screen listings to help viewers access the entertainment that matters to them most.
About Macrovision Solutions Corporation
Macrovision Solutions Corporation is focused on powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment by providing a broad set of integrated solutions that are embedded in our customers’ products and services and used by end consumers to simplify and guide their interaction with digital entertainment. Macrovision's technologies are deployed by companies in the entertainment, consumer electronics, cable and satellite, and online distribution markets to solve industry-specific challenges and bring greater value and a more robust user experience to their customers. The result of deploying Macrovision's solutions is a simple end user experience for discovering, managing and enjoying digital content. Macrovision provides interactive programming guides, connected middleware, media recognition, copy protection and rich media, data and metadata on music, games, movies and television programming. The company also operates an entertainment portal which can be found at http://www.allmusic.com. Macrovision holds over 4,000 issued or pending patents and patent applications worldwide.
Macrovision 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 Macrovision can be found at www.macrovision.com.
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