Macrovision’s New Program Guide Allows CE Manufacturers to Create a Homepage for the Digital Home

Next-Generation On-Screen Guide Provides Capabilities for Accessing Broadcast TV, Internet Media and Personal Content From One Screen

2009 International CES

LAS VEGAS--()--Today at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Macrovision Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:MVSN), a digital entertainment technology leader, announced its next generation Interactive Program Guide (IPG) that can help enable access to broadcast, personal and premium content from one screen. The new solution provides a framework for CE manufacturers to build devices that can use the guide as a central source for finding and playing television shows, Internet delivered video and music as well as accessing and managing content from consumers’ personal media libraries. This next-generation IPG, being developed under the project name “Neon”, marks an important milestone in the evolution towards a seamless and uniquely simple digital home entertainment experience for consumers.

Today’s complex entertainment environment requires consumers to switch devices every time they access a different type of media. To address this issue, Neon helps create an enhanced user experience for accessing content by providing an underlying standards-based technology framework to simplify the process of playing music, downloading movies and viewing photos on the TV directly from the home PC or other DLNA-compatible storage devices.

“Although the future of digital entertainment depends on access to content anytime and anywhere, the central hub for consumers will continue to be their living rooms,” said Michael Wolf, Research Director, Digital Home and Media, ABI Research. “The consumer no longer wants to access just their pay-TV content on the large screen, but to also interact with personal media and web content as well. Macrovision’s new IPG solution will allow CE device manufacturers to enable this, helping to create new ways for people to interact with all forms of digital media throughout the home.”

“Macrovision is taking full advantage of the new connected capabilities built into televisions and recording devices. Our flexible, standards-based approach in our IPG makes it straightforward for our CE partners to deliver digital entertainment products that consumers crave,” said Steve Shannon, EVP of Product Management, Macrovision. “This product demonstrates our commitment to leading the evolution of the digital home and to working with CE manufacturers and the content community to transform home entertainment.”

Neon features include:

  • Rich program descriptors and cover art for TV shows
  • A personalized TV "dashboard" called My Guide
  • DVR functions for recording and playback of broadcast TV
  • Smart Recommendations to help consumers discover new programs
  • Secure streaming of premium Internet content over the home network

In addition, Neon features graphical rich interactive advertising for promoting relevant program and products to consumers. This capability offers new, recurring advertising revenue opportunities for CE manufacturers.

Availability

Neon will be available in Q2 2009 in both the US and Europe. Available as a complete reference design or customizable modules and delivered with professional services, Neon provides CE device manufacturers quick time-to-market for tailoring products and integrating with other device capability.

For more information about Neon or for additional media resources, please visit the following links:

Product Datasheet

http://www.macrovision.com/webdocuments/PDF/ds_NextGenIPG_Dec2008.pdf

Macrovision CES Event Page for Graphics (High-res)

http://www.macrovision.com/events/233_10786.htm

About Macrovision Solutions Corporation

Macrovision Solutions Corporation is focused on providing a uniquely simple digital home entertainment experience by delivering solutions to businesses to protect, enhance and distribute digital goods to consumers across multiple channels. 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. Today, Macrovision provides connected middleware, media recognition, interactive programming guides, 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 4,100 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.

Forward Looking Statements

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 quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2008 and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time (available at www.sec.gov). 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.

Contacts

Text 100 Public Relations
Starlayne Meza, 415-593-8431
starm@text100.com
or
Macrovision
Linda Quach, 408-562-8504
lquach@macrovision.com

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Contacts

Text 100 Public Relations
Starlayne Meza, 415-593-8431
starm@text100.com
or
Macrovision
Linda Quach, 408-562-8504
lquach@macrovision.com