Rovi is set to become an exclusive partner for Intellectual Ventures (IV), licensing the companies’ combined patent portfolio exclusively to OTT customers.
The combined portfolio addresses all aspects of the OTT value chain, including content management and delivery, streaming technologies and consumer-facing features and functionality. Building on Rovi’s patent licensing program, the addition of IV’s patents significantly expands the breadth and depth of assets licensable to OTT customers.
“We chose Rovi as a partner because of its world-class licensing program and valuable patent portfolio, which is well established within the media and entertainment market,” comments Cory Van Arsdale, senior vice president, global licensing at Intellectual Ventures. “By bringing our patent portfolios together, we’ve created one of the most robust entertainment and media patent portfolios available anywhere in the world.”