Samsung licenses Rovi metadata for global smart TVs
Michelle Clancy
Rovi has renewed a multi-year patent licence agreement with Samsung for the use of Rovi video discovery patents and technologies across Samsung's TV and related products. The renewal adds new regions to encompass Samsung TV products sold on a worldwide basis.

"We have had a long-standing relationship with Samsung, one of the most recognised TV brands across the globe," said Samir Armaly, executive vice president for Worldwide Intellectual Property and Licensing at 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 already deploys Rovi entertainment metadata, an entertainment database of editorial content, programme schedules and images pertaining to TV programmes, movies and celebrities in its smart TVs and tablets. The newest agreement comes on the heels of the multi-year patent licence agreement that Rovi and Samsung announced earlier this year for the use of Rovi's patent portfolio across Samsung's mobile and tablet devices worldwide.