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Macrovision in EPG Patent Licensing Deals with Canal+, Advanced Digital Broadcast

--Canal+ Deal Follows Earlier Deal between Macrovision and NDS
Macrovision --the company which last year acquired the US's dominant EPG developer, Gemstar-TV Guide, and which recently announced that it would change its name to Rovi, as part of a complete revamp of its brand identity--has signed multi-year EPG patent-licensing agreements with French pay-TV operator, Canal+ Group, and with Swiss set-top box vendor, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB). According to Macrovision, the deal with Canal+ follows from an EPG patent agreement between Macrovision and Canal+ vendor,...

Macrovision's EPG Lawsuit against Virgin Media to Be Heard in English High Court this Week

An EPG-related patent-infringement lawsuit, filed by the then-Gemstar-TV Guide (which is now part of Macrovision ) and its subsidiaries, StarSight Telecast and United Video Properties, against UK cable operator, Virgin Media, and its subsidiary, Virgin Media Payments, back in January, 2008, is scheduled to be heard in the English High Court this week. In its complaint, Macrovision, which claims to have over 200 issued and pending patents covering the UK, alleges that Virgin Media is...

Macrovision to Change its Name to Rovi

Macrovision --the company which last year acquired the US's dominant EPG developer, Gemstar-TV Guide, announced Tuesday that it plans to change its name to Rovi , as part of a complete revamp of its brand identity that will also see it adopting a new corporate visual design. The company says that it will continue to operate as Macrovision until its July 15th annual stockholder meeting, at which the name change will be presented for approval...

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