Rovi has renewed its multi year licence agreement with Samsung covering the use of its video discovery patents.

It also adds new regions to the agreement, covering Samsung’s TV products across the globe.

“We have had a long-standing relationship with Samsung, one of the most recognized TV brands across the globe,” said Samir Armaly, executive vice president, Worldwide Intellectual Property and Licensing, Rovi. “Our renewed agreement with Samsung reinforces the value of our patent portfolio to industry-leading CE manufacturers focused on driving next-generation entertainment discovery experiences.”

Samsung runs Rovi entertainment metadata, a database of editorial content, programme schedules and movies both in its TV and tablet ranges.

Earlier this year Samsung renewed Rovi patents on tablets and mobile devices.