Rovi Enables Customers to Enhance 2014 FIFA World Cup TV Event with New Data and Advanced Advertising Opportunities

  Rovi Enables Customers to Enhance 2014 FIFA World Cup TV Event with New Data
  and Advanced Advertising Opportunities

Rovi Metadata Helps Ensure Soccer Fans Don’t Miss a Moment of the Action,
while Rovi Advertising Delivers a Cost-Effective Way for Brands to Reach Match

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- May 28, 2014

Soccer fans around the world are counting down to the start of the 2014 FIFA
World Cup in Brazil. Hailed as the world's most widely-viewed sporting
competition, this year’s tournament is expected to top the U.S. audience reach
of 94.4 million* reported by FIFA for the event in 2010.

Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ:ROVI), a global leader in entertainment discovery,
announced today that its metadata for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is now available
worldwide. Used by leading networks, service providers, consumer electronic
device manufacturers and online portals, Rovi’s metadata will help consumers
around the globe discover and enjoy coverage of their favorite World Cup
teams, players and matches. In addition, Rovi is separately offering a
compelling opportunity for brands to reach World Cup TV audiences through
advanced advertising integrated into the entertainment discovery experience on
millions of cable set-top boxes.

“This summer represents an exciting time for soccer enthusiasts around the
globe,” said John Moakley, executive vice president of Data Solutions at Rovi.
“Rovi’s products and technologies are ready to help entertainment services
increase fans’ enjoyment of the competition and allow marketers to reach an
engaged audience of millions.”

Part of Rovi Video – Rovi’s extensive database of rich information on TV
programs, movies, celebrities and sports, covering 61 countries worldwide –
the data coverage of the World Cup enables viewers to find coverage of their
desired match-ups. The data includes descriptive editorial information on
popular players, event history and descriptions, as well as unique facts and
related imagery on each of the 32 teams in the competition in more than a
dozen languages. As match-ups in the later rounds become finalized, Rovi
editors plan to modify program descriptions with unique identifiers, tags,
keywords, links, and updated descriptive profiles of more than 200 popular
players in multiple languages.

Rovi Advertising enables advertisers, agency planners and buyers, content
providers and marketers to reach consumers while they are in “search and
discover mode”. In the U.S., 85% of households with an interactive program
guide use the guide weekly and, on average, visit it nearly 13 times a day for
a total of 22 minutes**. Given the high usage rate, Rovi Advertising within
the guide represents a tremendous opportunity for brands to engage TV viewers
while they are actively searching for content to enjoy. This could be
particularly true during the World Cup when larger audiences are expected to
be tuning in during the day and early evening to find their favorite matches
throughout the month-long World Cup competition. To learn more about Rovi
Advertising and special guide advertising opportunities during the World Cup,
contact Rovi Ad Sales at (

About Rovi Corporation

Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The
company’s pioneering guides, data, and recommendations continue to drive
program search and navigation on millions of devices on a global basis. With a
new generation of cloud-based discovery capabilities and emerging solutions
for interactive advertising and audience analytics, Rovi is enabling premier
brands worldwide to increase their reach, drive consumer satisfaction and
create a better entertainment experience across multiple screens. The company
holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in
Santa Clara, California. Discover more about Rovi at

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* FIFA Report: Based on US viewers watching a minimum of 20 consecutive

**Rovi Ad Insights 4Q13 EPG Usage

Rovi has no affiliation with FIFA World Cup or the Federation Internationale
Football Association


Rovi Corporation
Chris Taylor, 408-562-3077
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