Rovi Paves the Way for Entertainment Unbound at CES 2013
Rovi Showcases Innovative Technologies Connecting Consumers With Entertainment
in a More Personal, Relevant and Engaging Way
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW 2013) –
Driving digital entertainment innovation, Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) at
CES 2013 is showcasing new and in-market solutions designed to connect
consumers to great digital entertainment experiences anywhere they choose.
Building upon its deep expertise in digital entertainment discovery, delivery,
display and monetization, Rovi is paving the way for a new generation of
IP-based video services that it has coined 'Entertainment Unbound'. A natural
evolution to TV Everywhere and Multi-Screen Video initiatives, Entertainment
Unbound aims to define a next-generation entertainment experience that
supports broader device access, more content choices and an array of
consumption models. Importantly, Entertainment Unbound also describes an
enhanced entertainment experience that is optimized for the viewing
environment, as well as the individual tastes and needs of the user.
"At CES, Rovi is showcasing a number of solutions that are designed to
streamline content access, improve video quality, drive advanced multi-screen
interactivity, and move the industry one-step closer to an era of
Entertainment Unbound," said Matt Milne, EVP of products, sales and marketing
for Rovi. "Rovi is also hosting an Entertainment Unbound concept demonstration
that looks at a future of TV beyond the living room in which devices, formats,
operating systems and even broadcast schedules no longer dictate the
Rovi's show news and demonstrations reflect the company's continued efforts to
connect people to great digital entertainment experiences by:
Streamlining Content Access
*Bridging cable and consumer electronics to power IPTV, Rovi has announced
that it is developing a new Internet Protocol (IP) software platform, Rovi
Services Gateway, that would enable pay-TV service providers to cost
effectively introduce IP-based, multi-screen services and applications to
their cable ecosystem. The platform is designed to be deployed as a new
service layer in the home that allows cable services and CE devices to
connect, communicate and interact with each other.
*Rovi's expertise and capabilities across content creation, access and
playback are helping to further accelerate UltraViolet in the marketplace.
DivX^® 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. In addition, Rovi is
providing a range of services to enable some of the first
UltraViolet-compatible retail services.
*Designed to enable consumers to easily create a personalized library of
favorite Web video, the new DivX Stash software acts like a DVR for the
Web. Consumers "stash", or bookmark, online programming that may be
organized into playlists and later accessed or shared from mobile
Improving Video Quality
*Helping improve video quality, Rovi unveiled plans to drive HEVC rollout
through the introduction of new MainConcept^® encoders and the release of
an update to DivX device certification. Rovi also announced continued
industry support for DivX Plus Streaming^®, the company's advanced
adaptive streaming solution, which was selected by Mei-Ah and China Mobile
to power a new mobile video-on-demand service.
Advancing Multi-Screen Interactivity
*Rovi unveiled a Multi-Screen Service designed to enable device, mobile,
and web application developers to add multi-device and multi-user
capabilities in a consistent way. The technology is planned to be deployed
to power the pairing of one or more devices across networks, such as apps
or games where phones and tablets control the primary screen experience.
*Rovi is also demonstrating its Rovi Advertising Service powering advanced
campaigns on a range of devices and showcasing how its Rovi Advertising
Network is delivering a unique inventory, receptive consumers, and
billions of impressions a month across the multiple screens that now
comprise the digital entertainment experience.
As part of its vision of the evolution of entertainment, Rovi has introduced
the Rovi Insights Series, an ongoing report series that provides timely and
topical information on the state of digital entertainment and its future. Now
available as a downloadable interactive application and in print, the first
edition highlights Rovi's vision of Entertainment Unbound. More information is
available at www.rovicorp.com/insights.
Rovi will be hosting private meetings and product demonstrations for industry
executives during the CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, January 8-11 at Caesars
Palace. In addition, Rovi executives will be speaking to a number of topics
during the week:
*Rovi's SVP of Worldwide Advertising, Jeff Siegel, will be speaking on
Second-Screen Experiences and Revenue Opportunities at the CONNECTIONS
Summit at CES, Jan. 8 at 11:30 a.m. PT in the Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Rooms S204-205.
*Bob Shallow, SVP of Sales and Marketing for Rovi, will speak to Inventing
TV 2.0 at the Digital Hollywood Summit at 1:30 p.m. PT on Jan. 9 in the
Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall, Room N260.
*Rovi's Gerald Hensley, VP, Worldwide Entertainment, will be speaking on
the Impact on Entertainment Industries of Cloud Computing at Content in
the Cloud at 4:00 p.m. on Jan. 9 in the Las Vegas Convention Center North
Hall, Room N262.
For an overview of Rovi demonstrations during CES and to access the latest
show announcements, visit Rovi's online press kit at
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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