updated 3/28/2011 5:17:51 PM ET 2011-03-28T21:17:51

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rovi Corporation (Nasdaq:ROVI) today announced that M7 Group S.A. (M7) has entered into a multi-year agreement whereby M7 will license Rovi electronic program guide (EPG) patents. M7 is the leading satellite TV provider in the Netherlands operating a satellite DTH platform under the brand name CanalDigitaal.

"The addition of M7 to our roster of European licensees underscores the importance of the guide in bringing an advanced digital home entertainment experience to viewers," said Samir Armaly, senior vice president of intellectual property and licensing, Rovi. "Our announcement today with M7 shows the continued expansion of our patent licensing program on a global basis."

M7 joins Rovi's existing list of licensed operators in Europe that include KDG, CANAL+, British Sky Broadcasting Limited, Portugal Telecom, SKY Italia, Sky Deutschland, Unitymedia and UPC Broadband.

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 nearly 5,000 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-K for the period ended December 31, 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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