Macrovision Inks Extended Interactive Program Guide License Agreement with SonyWednesday, August 13th, 2008
SANTA CLARA — Macrovision Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN) announced today that it has extended its multi-year Interactive Program Guide license agreement with Sony Corporation (Tokyo: 6758; NYSE: SNE) for the European market to allow Sony to use Macrovision’s IPG patents in a new product line.
Under the terms of the extended agreement, an interactive program guide (IPG) will be incorporated into PlayTV™, a combined TV tuner and personal video recorder for PLAYSTATION®3, due to be released from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) later this year.
“Macrovision is pleased to extend its relationship with Sony in Europe to cover PlayTV,” said Samir Armaly, senior vice president, patent licensing, Macrovision. “This agreement demonstrates the strength and importance of Macrovision’s IPG patent portfolio on new platforms.”