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Cablevision, Rovi Sign IPG Licensing Agreement

Cablevision Systems and Rovi Corp. have entered into a multi-year agreement which will allow the cable company to license Rovi's interactive program guide intellectual property. The deal provides Cablevision with a license to the Rovi IPG patent portfolio for next-generation set-top box, online and mobile platforms.
"Increasingly, MSOs are offering their subscribers access to entertainment content that extends beyond the set-top box, across multiple devices," Rovi senior vice president of worldwide licensing Samir Armaly said in a statement. "The addition of Cablevision to our licensing program shows the value that today's MSOs see in providing their subscribers with content navigation via next-generation online and mobile platforms."
Rovi, formerly Macrovision Solutions pulled out of the GuideWorks venture with Comcast last year, but has a similar licensing agreement with the country's largest MSO.
"Cablevision is dedicated to providing our customers with value-added and differentiated products and services," Cablevision's executive vice president of product management John Trierweiler said in a statement. "We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Rovi, as we continue to provide customers with sophisticated technologies to easily find and navigate programming content."