The multi-year agreement will allow Sony to continue to use Macrovision’s IPG technology and patents, under the company’s Gemstar patent portfolio, for its products.
Capabilities of home entertainment equipment, such as televisions and recorders, have reached new heights in terms of picture quality, clarity, and ease of use, with new features targeted at enriching the consumer entertainment experience. Macrovision’s goal is to make it easier for consumers to find a wide range of digital media such as new programming, view pictures and play personal content.
In addition to comprehensive program listings, Macrovision’s IPGs can take consumers to the next level of TV viewing with the ability to manage personal profiles and deliver recommendations based on both editorial reviews and user preferences.
“It’s an exciting time for the entertainment and consumer electronics industry. Technology advances are now coming to fruition in the living room and will change the way that people view their TV sets and other consumer electronic devices. We are pleased to be working with Sony to enhance the consumer’s entertainment experience,” said Simon Adams, senior vice president of marketing and sales at Macrovision.
Macrovision’s IPG technology allows consumer electronics manufacturers to integrate interactive program guide functionality directly into TVs, DVD and Blu-ray recorders, personal video recorders, and other devices.
About Macrovision Solutions Corporation
Macrovision Solutions Corporation (macrovision.com) 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 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.
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