NTT DOCOMO licenses Rovi's programme guide
Michelle Clancy | 24-04-2014
Rovi has entered into a new license agreement with NTT DOCOMO for the use of its video discovery and interactive programme guide (IPG) patents and technologies for the leading Japanese mobile service provider's video-on-demand (VOD) services.

"In Japan, enjoying entertainment via a smartphone or tablet is becoming mainstream," said Samir Armaly, executive vice president of worldwide intellectual property licensing at Rovi. "The technologies and patents that we're developing at Rovi will help leading companies like NTT DOCOMO offer new, feature-rich applications to support their entertainment services."

The new agreement expands upon a previous agreement between the two companies, where NTT DOCOMO licensed Rovi's G-Guide product and IPG patents for use in its mobile handsets.