Gemstar-TV Guide Releases Digital Terrestrial Service in SpainWednesday, August 29th, 2007
Veo Television Provides Services for Gemstar-TV Guide to Supply Data to Its IPG in the Spanish Market
LOS ANGELES — Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMST), a leading media, entertainment and technology company, announced today that the company has released its digital services in Spain under an agreement with Veo Television S.A., one of Spain’s leading digital terrestrial channels.
The agreement with Veo allows Gemstar-TV Guide to supply data to its GUIDE Plus+® Interactive Program Guide (IPG), which is incorporated into digital recorders and televisions from leading brands including Panasonic, Philips, Sony, Pioneer, JVC and Sharp in Spain. The release of Gemstar-TV Guide’s digital service in Spain will complement the analogue service that is currently available in the Spanish marketplace.
“This announcement reinforces our commitment to be at the forefront of guidance technology and services as Europe transitions to a digital future,” said Lydie Levy, chief operating officer for Gemstar-TV Guide’s consumer electronics business. “Veo Television has greatly contributed to the implementation and development of digital terrestrial services in Spain. We have enjoyed a very positive working relationship with them and look forward to a long and successful partnership moving forward.”
Gemstar-TV Guide’s GUIDE Plus+ IPG is built directly into consumer electronics products, offering European consumers the industry’s most advanced interactive television program guide, with no additional subscription fee or phone connection required.