Rovi Appoints Julian Lighton Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development

Rovi Appoints Julian Lighton Executive Vice President of Strategy and
Corporate Development

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rovi Corporation
(Nasdaq:ROVI), driving digital entertainment innovation, today announced that
Julian Lighton has joined the company as executive vice president of strategy
and corporate development. Mr. Lighton's responsibilities include driving
strategy, mergers and acquisitions, alliances, government affairs, new
ventures and business intelligence, emphasizing both organic and inorganic
growth initiatives. He reports directly to Rovi's president and CEO, Tom
Carson.He is based out of Rovi's Santa Clara, Calif. office.

"Julian brings an outstanding track record of identifying and executing on
high-growth business opportunities," said Mr. Carson. "Julian's experience as
a strategist and a general manager in successfully founding and scaling new
businesses, entering emerging markets, and building new business models makes
him the ideal choice to lead Rovi's growth strategy and drive digital
entertainment innovation worldwide." 

Mr. Lighton has more than 20 years of experience in directing the creation and
execution of highly successful corporate, business unit, and new market
strategies that produce strong top- and bottom-line impact for Fortune 1000
businesses.He comes to Rovi from Neustar Inc. (NSR), where he was chief
strategy officer and senior vice president for corporate development. In this
capacity he was responsible for Neustar's market leading, entertainment
platform - 'Ultraviolet', DRM business.Previously, Mr. Lighton served asvice
president for strategy, planning and market development in Cisco's Worldwide
Enterprise Business. In that role, Mr. Lighton was responsible for Cisco's
global enterprise go-to-market strategy, business planning, governance and
metrics, business intelligence and market development, comprising more than
two-thirds of the company's $46B business. He also served asvice president
of strategy, operations and business development for Cisco's Emerging Markets,
which included 136 countries covering Latin America, the Middle East and
Africa, Russia and Central and Eastern Europe. He successfully guided this
multi-cultural, global business to grow at more than 30 percentannually for
five years to become a highly profitable, five billion dollar a year business.
Prior to Cisco, Mr. Lighton held senior level positions with Hitachi Americas
Limited, McKinsey & Co., and Cambridge Technology Partners.

"I am very excited to join Rovi. Companies that possess platform technology,
information and performance standards and organize their value chain
participation to take advantage of those assets outperform their peers," said
Mr. Lighton. "I believe Rovi has these assets and look forward to helping Tom
and the team to continue to grow Rovi into a world leading entertainment
discovery, delivery, distribution and monetization company."

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

Forward Looking Statements

All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact,
including statements that describe the Company's or its management's future
plans for growth or future opportunities 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-K for the period ended December 31,
2012 and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission from time to time (available at 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: Chris Taylor
         Rovi Corporation

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