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Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), a global leader in entertainment discovery, today announced that it has entered into a new license agreement with NTT DOCOMO, INC., the largest mobile service provider in Japan, for the use of Rovi's video discovery and interactive program guide (IPG) patents and technologies. This new agreement expands upon a previous agreement between the two companies to now cover NTT DOCOMO's video on demand (VOD) services.

“In Japan, enjoying entertainment via a smartphone or tablet is becoming mainstream,” said Samir Armaly, executive vice president of worldwide intellectual property licensing at Rovi. “The technologies and patents that we're developing at Rovi will help leading companies like NTT DOCOMO offer new, feature-rich applications to support their entertainment services.”

Previously, NTT DOCOMO licensed Rovi's G-Guide product and IPG patents for use in its mobile handsets.

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