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Rovi scores worldwide data coverage for World Cup 2014

Rovi Corporation, a global leader in entertainment discovery, announced today that its metadata for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is now available worldwide. Used by leading networks, service providers, consumer electronic device manufacturers and online portals, Rovi’s metadata will help consumers around the globe discover and enjoy coverage of their favorite World Cup teams, players and matches.

“This summer represents an exciting time for football fans around the globe,” says Pim Versteeg, senior vice president of sales EMEA at Rovi. “As history is being made, our in-house editorial staff will be capturing details to help providers connect viewers to their favorite teams and matchups and increase the overall viewing experience across multiple screens.”

Part of Rovi Video – Rovi’s extensive database of rich information on TV programs, movies, celebrities and sports, covering 61 countries worldwide – the data coverage of the World Cup enables viewers to find coverage of their desired match-ups. The data includes descriptive editorial information on popular players, event history and descriptions, as well as unique facts and related imagery on each of the 32 teams in the competition in more than a dozen languages. As match-ups in the later rounds become finalized, Rovi editors plan to modify program descriptions with unique identifiers, tags, keywords, links, and updated descriptive profiles of more than 200 popular players in multiple languages.

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