Macrovision Licenses Interactive Program Guide Technology and Patents to Sony

Jun 02, 2009

Macrovision Solutions Corporation announced Sony has licensed interactive program guide (IPG) technology and patents from Macrovision. The multi-year agreement will allow Sony to continue to use Macrovision’s IPG technology and patents, under the company’s Gemstar patent portfolio, for its products. In addition to program listings, Macrovision’s IPGs give consumers the ability to manage personal profiles and deliver recommendations based on both editorial reviews and user preferences. Macrovision’s IPG technology allows consumer electronics manufacturers to integrate interactive program guide functionality directly into TVs, DVD, and Blu-ray recorders, personal video recorders, and other devices.