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DivX Plus Streaming DRM Approved for UltraViolet Services



DivX Plus Streaming DRM Approved for UltraViolet Services

Rovi's Advanced Adaptive Streaming Format Ready to Enable UltraViolet
Retailers to Deliver High-Quality Video Experiences Across a Broad Range of
Home and Mobile Devices

LAS VEGAS, (CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW 2013), Jan. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI),  driving digital entertainment innovation,
today announced that the DivX^® digital rights management (DRM) used with the
company's adaptive streaming format, has been approved by the Digital
Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) for streaming use within the
UltraViolet ecosystem. With the DivX DRM becoming part of the UltraViolet
technology specification, DivX Plus Streaming^® may be easily used by
UltraViolet retailers to deliver a consistently high quality over-the-top
video streaming experience. DECE is the developer and operator of UltraViolet,
which is designed to offer consumers unprecedented freedom and flexibility in
how they watch and collect home entertainment.

DivX Plus Streaming brings features historically associated with Blu-ray Discs
to the over-the-top entertainment experience. The adaptive streaming solution
not only dynamically adjusts streams to help deliver maximum visual quality
based on available bandwidth, but also offers an advanced feature set with
support for 1080p, subtitles, multiple language tracks, and trick-play
functions such as smooth fast forward and rewind.

The addition of DivX DRM to DECE's list of approved stream protection
technologies continues the momentum for DivX Plus Streaming, which has been
approved by studios and adopted by a range of companies that are helping fuel
over-the-top entertainment distribution, including Broadcom, China Mobile,
Dixons, MediaTek, MediaMarkt, and MStar.

"UltraViolet is gaining market traction with more than 8 million household
accounts, thousands of titles available, new retailer launches and hundreds of
millions of compatible devices," said Mark Teitell, general manager of DECE –
the pan-industry consortium behind UltraViolet. "As a Founder of DECE, Rovi
has had a substantial impact on the initial design and development of
UltraViolet – and its expertise and capabilities across content creation,
access and playback are now helping to further accelerate UltraViolet in the
marketplace."

In addition to providing core DRM technology, Rovi is also powering some of
the first UltraViolet-enabled retail services. For a major studio and leading
US retailer, Rovi's end-to-end solution for digital entertainment
distribution, Rovi Entertainment Store, is enabling integrated UltraViolet
account creation and linking, purchase history and code redemption,
disc-to-digital redemptions, as well as digital locker management and device
streaming. As a result, consumers are able to view and access their
UltraViolet collections, regardless of where movie purchases were made,
directly within the library of their favorite retail service.

Rovi is also supporting UltraViolet through its professional video encoding
solutions. TotalCode™ Enterprise, a server-distributed encoding solution for
high-volume digital content production, will be one of the first commercially
available workflow tools to support the preparation of movies in the
downloadable UltraViolet Common File Format (CFF). In addition, Rovi plans to
support CFF encoding and multiplexing in its popular line of MainConcept SDKs.

"We developed DivX Plus Streaming as a way to address the limitations of
existing digital streaming solutions on the market and to elevate the
over-the-top entertainment experience for consumers," said Matt Milne,
executive vice president worldwide sales and marketing, Rovi Corporation. "We
share DECE's vision of entertainment freedom for consumers and are delighted
that DivX Plus Streaming has been selected as a technology to support
UltraViolet retailers looking to deliver a consistently high-quality viewing
experience."

Rovi's DivX Plus Streaming solution is built upon core DivX technologies,
which are recognized by millions of consumers around the world for delivering
excellent video performance, visual quality and multi-screen interoperability.
DivX Plus Streaming Certification rigorously tests and validates
interoperability between entertainment services and devices to provide an
optimal consumer experience. DivX Plus Streaming expands the value of the
popular DivX and DivX Plus^® HD Certification programs, which bring advanced
multimedia features to 'download to own' video content and have resulted in
shipment by top-tier manufacturers of more than 750 million consumer
electronics devices.

About Rovi Corporation

Rovi powers the discovery, delivery, display and monetization of digital
entertainment. With innovative technology solutions for consumer electronics
manufacturers, service providers, content producers, advertisers, retailers
and websites, Rovi connects people and the entertainment they love. The
company holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is
headquartered in Santa Clara, California. More information about Rovi can be
found at rovicorp.com.

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http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6482

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
report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2012 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.

CONTACT: For more information, contact:
        
         Chris Taylor
         Rovi Corporation
         408-562-3077
         Chris.D.Taylor@rovicorp.com

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