Gemstar-TV Guide Releases Digital Terrestrial Service in GermanyWednesday, March 12th, 2008
Eurosport Provides Services for Gemstar-TV Guide to Supply Data Digitally to Its IPG in the German 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 Germany under an agreement with Eurosport, Europe’s leading sports multimedia platform.
The agreement with Eurosport 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, and Pioneer. The release of Gemstar-TV Guide’s digital terrestrial service in Germany will complement the analogue service that is already available in the German marketplace.
“This agreement strengthens an already excellent multi country-relationship with Eurosport to distribute our data in Europe and will greatly contribute to the implementation and development of digital terrestrial services in Germany,” said Lydie Levy, chief operating officer for Gemstar-TV Guide’s consumer electronics business. “This agreement with Eurosport reinforces our commitment to be at the forefront of guidance technology and services as Europe transitions to a digital future.”
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.
Gemstar-TV Guide’s VCR+ technology is known as ShowView® in Germany.