Latest Rovi Moves Establish Consumer Presence

Rovi Corp., best known for being a behind-the-scenes force in everything from metadata to copyright protection, announced a few moves Tuesda…

Rovi Buys Sidereel, Expands to the Web

Sidereel has been scooped up by Rovi for an undisclosed amount, and Rovi is also launching a new consumer-facing website for media recommendations. However, the real end game seems to be bringing all of this web content to the next generation of connected devices.

Rovi May Finally Get On CE Devices Through Sonic Buy

Rovi has been trying to reshape itself as a metadata and program guide specialist for the next generation of connected devices, but with little success. But through its planned acquisition of Sonic Solutions, it might finally find some customers for its technology.

Rovi’s Got the Content, But Will the Customers Follow?

Rovi (formerly Macrovision) arrived at CES with its new TotalGuide digital programming guide (formerly “Liquid”) and a slew of new content partners, hoping to win over the hearts of CE manufacturers looking for a way to integrate TV content with broadband video.