NDS Joins Macrovision's EPG Patent Licensing Program

Monday, April 27th, 2009 
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SANTA CLARA, USA and LONDON, UK — Macrovision Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN) and NDS Group Ltd, the leading provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, today announced that NDS has entered into a multi-year license agreement for electronic program guide (EPG) patents.

The agreement provides NDS with a license to the EPG patents under Macrovision’s Gemstar patent portfolio and allows NDS to offer licensed EPGs to its pay-TV platform operator customers in specified countries.

“NDS is a true innovator in digital pay-TV technology and applications,” said Fred Amoroso, President and CEO, Macrovision. “Customers of NDS include many of the world’s leading pay-TV operators, and we are delighted to welcome NDS to our patent licensing program.”

“As the market leader in digital TV solutions, NDS strives to help its customers deliver a world-class TV experience to viewers,” said Dr. Abe Peled, Chairman and CEO, NDS Group. “We believe operators will benefit from having the option to license Gemstar’s EPG patents alongside NDS’ own leading technology and service offerings. We are therefore pleased to join Gemstar’s patent licensing program to enhance our market offering for our customers’ benefit.”