Rovi’s Media Networking Solution Enables CE Devices to Play Content from Windows 7

October 9, 2009 // 11:01 p.m.

Onkyo Unveils New Rovi Powered Home Theatre Systems Compatible with Windows 7; New Devices Streamline the Discovery of Entertainment Content in the Home



London, 07 October 2009. Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) announced that consumers using devices built with the latest edition of Rovi’s Connected Platform media networking software will be able to find, play and share content (such as movies, TV shows, music and photos) stored on Windows® 7-based PCs.



Due to launch on 22nd October, Windows Media Center, which is provided with Windows 7, will give consumers the ability to seamlessly connect their computing world to their digital entertainment environment. As a Windows 7 ‘Play To’ ready solution, Rovi’s Connected Platform enables consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to quickly embed networking capabilities in various devices to play entertainment content from Windows Media Center, as well as other DLNA- and UPnP-compliant devices.



In addition, Onkyo Corporation, in joint development with Rovi, eSOL and Texas Instruments, has announced the retail availability of Connected Platform-enabled audio/video receivers (AVR), TX-NA1007 and TXNA5007, which are also Windows 7 Play To-certified. These two devices join Onkyo’s previously released networked AVR products, TX-NAB807 and TX-NR807, which are also powered by Rovi’s Connected Platform solution.



“Our TX series is designed for the wide spectrum of consumers who are looking for a high-quality product to use in their home theatres,” said Mr. Nobuaki Okuda, executive officer of Business Development Division, Onkyo. “We are continuing to innovate to remain on top of the digital home revolution and we’re excited for our product ship with Windows 7 compatibility and Rovi’s Connected Platform together."



“We’re working closely with our customers and other technology leaders, such as Onkyo, Microsoft, eSOL and TI to help them quickly bring products to market for the digital home,” said Akitaka Nishimura, senior vice president of Asia Pacific at Rovi Corporation. “Consumers are waiting for these high-caliber connected products and we are helping our customers fulfil this need as soon as possible.”



Availability



Rovi’s Connected Platform SDK with Windows 7 compatibility is available now to CE and consumer premise equipment manufacturers. The Onkyo TX series devices are currently at retail stores with selected products available in Japan and North America.



- For more information on Rovi’s Connected Platform solution go to: www.rovicorp.com/products/ce_manufacturers/connect/connected_platform.htm.

- For more details on the Onkyo TX series go to: Onkyo Global: www.onkyo.com or Onkyo Japan: www.jp.onkyo.com

- For more information on eSol go to: www.esol.co.jp



Rovi will showcase its Connected Platform powering the Onkyo product at the DLNA booth (Hall1 #3A60) at CEATEC JAPAN 2009 (www.ceatec.com/2009/en/index.html ) held from October 6th to the 10th in Tokyo, Japan.



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 4,000 issued or pending patents and patent applications 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 www.rovicorp.com.
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