updated 2/1/2011 8:45:44 AM ET 2011-02-01T13:45:44

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) announced Rovi What's On TV, a free, mobile television listings iPad application for TV lovers. The app, in a graphic rich magazine style layout, allows users to browse and search local TV listings for a 24-hour period. Additionally, Rovi What's On TV uses TV metadata, available through APIs in the Rovi Media Cloud, to enable users to find detailed information and images from their favorite shows, movies and celebrities. Now available in the iTunes store, the fully connected app also lets users share what they're viewing with friends through Twitter and e-mail.

Rovi What's On TV users enter their ZIP code and service provider name to find out what's airing locally. With this app, users can:

  • Browse TV listings by time, channel or show line-up;
  • Find similar shows from within the show detail page;
  • Enjoy detailed cast and celebrity pages;
  • See what's on TV and find when searched for shows are airing within the next 24 hours; and,
  • Check-in and share viewing plans with Twitter followers.

"With an enhanced visual experience and ability to engage with friends and family, the Rovi What's On TV app is intended to further connect people through a shared love of entertainment," said Corey Ferengul, executive vice president product management and marketing, Rovi Corporation.

At CES 2011, Rovi launched the Rovi Media Cloud, a suite of entertainment Web services designed to enable the rapid creation of innovative new products, services and applications for the connected consumer. What's On TV demonstrates how service providers and consumer electronics manufacturers can use Rovi Media Cloud to develop tools that deliver unique entertainment experiences to their customers.

For more information or to download the What's On TV app, visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rovi-whats-on-tv-browse-search/id409971735?mt=8 .

About Rovi Corporation

Rovi Corporation is focused on revolutionizing the digital entertainment landscape by delivering solutions that enable consumers to intuitively connect to new entertainment from many sources and locations. The company also provides extensive entertainment discovery solutions for television, movies, music and photos to its customers in the consumer electronics, cable and satellite, entertainment and online distribution markets. These solutions, complemented by industry leading entertainment data, create the connections between people and technology, and enable them to discover and manage entertainment in an enjoyable form.

Rovi holds over 4,700 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with numerous offices across the United States and around the world including Japan, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. More information about Rovi can be found at http://www.rovicorp.com/.

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Forward Looking Statements

All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements that use the words "will" or "is expected to," or similar words that describe the Company's or its management's future plans, objectives, or goals, are "forward-looking statements" and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors are further addressed in the Company's most recent report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2010 and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time (available at www.sec.gov ). The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as required by law.

CONTACT: Linda Quach
         Rovi Corporation
         408 562 8504
         linda.quach@rovicorp.com

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