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Rovi Deal For New Samsung PVR

By David Richards | Monday | 17/08/2009

Samsung who are set to reveal a brand new personal video recorder at the 2010 CES show in Las Vegas has signed a major licensing deal with Rovi for the delivery of content to the device as well as to a new range of widget TV's set to be launched next year.

Samsung who are set to reveal a brand new personal video recorder at the 2010 CES show in Las Vegas has signed a major licensing deal with Rovi for the delivery of content to the device as well as to a new range of widget TV's set to be launched next year.

The new PVR which will be slim while including over 1 terabyte of storage is designed to be 100% IP enabled so that users can access exclusive sporting and entertainment content via online sites. It will also include a Blu ray player.

 Users will also get access to exclusive Samsung content deals with the likes of Blockbuster when they link the PVR with a Samsung widget TV.

The new Samsung Rovi deal, (Rovi,  use to trade as Macrovision Solutions), is similar to the TiVo and Foxtel deals signed earlier this year.

Rovi said that Samsung has signed a multi-year, multi-country technology and patent licensing agreement which will include a Rovi's on-screen interactive programming guide for use in the new PVR and to a new generation of widget TV's that will also be revealed at the 2010 CES show in January.

Rovi's guide is designed to help viewers navigate, sort, select and schedule television programming.

"By working with Rovi, we are dedicated to bringing an advanced digital home entertainment experience that empowers consumers to find their favourite content on the television while also enabling them to discover new programming quickly and easily," Samsung VP Kyung Shik Lee said.

Set to be a major player in the content market up against Sony, Samsung earlier this month revealed a new widget interface called TouchWiz for their mobile phones.

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