Macrovision and NDS have announced that FOXTEL, an Australian subscription television provider has signed a multi-year agreement for licenses to Macrovision's electronic program guide (EPG) patents.
FOXTEL, a current NDS customer, is licensing Macrovision's EPG patents under the agreement between Macrovision and NDS on EPG patents, announced in April 2009. FOXTEL joins Macrovision's existing list of international pay-TV operator licensees that includes BSkyB and Sky Italia.
"Macrovision continues to make strides in furthering our relationship with the major operators worldwide," said Samir Armaly, Senior VP of Licensing, Macrovision. "We are pleased to welcome such a well renowned system operator as FOXTEL to our patent licensing program and to continue the extension of our licensing program worldwide."
"We are pleased to announce FOXTEL as among the first NDS customers to benefit from our new patent license agreement with Macrovision," said Gorm Nielsen, Senior Vice President, Business Development, NDS. "We believe that operators will benefit from the option to license Macrovision EPG patents alongside NDS' own leading technology and service offerings, part of our ongoing effort to help pay-TV providers bring a richer viewing experience to their audiences."
DTG Staff | 03.07.2009