Rovi archive

  • Toshiba to be first manufacturer with DivX Plus Streaming TVs
    Televisions

    Toshiba to be first manufacturer with DivX Plus Streaming TVs

    By 7 May 2013

    Rovi has announced that Toshiba will become the first manufacturer of DivX Plus Streaming-certified TVs when it releases its new sets in the UK at the end of the summer. Because of that, not only will they be able to playback DivX Plus video through Rovi-powered...

  • Best Buy CinemaNow Disc to Digital pictures and hands-on
    Home Cinema

    Best Buy CinemaNow Disc to Digital pictures and hands-on

    By 14 January 2013

    One of Rovi's major announcements at CES in Las Vegas this year was that DivX Plus Streaming digital rights management has been approved for UltraViolet use. This allows several of Rovi's back-end entertainment delivery services to add UV compatibility,...

  • DivX Stash pictures and hands-on
    Online

    DivX Stash pictures and hands-on

    By 14 January 2013

    DivX Stash has been shown as a concept before, but Pocket-lint has learnt it will be entering a beta test phase soon, with a full roll-out due later in the year. We were also given a demonstration of Rovi's software running on Mac, iPhone and iPad during...

  • Sainsbury's and Rovi team up to take on Netflix, Lovefilm and Now TV
    Home Cinema

    Sainsbury's and Rovi team up to take on Netflix, Lovefilm and Now TV

    By 23 August 2012

    UK supermarket giant Sainsbury's and digital media specialist Rovi have partnered to bring a new movie and TV show streaming service to Britain later this year. The retailer has licensed the Rovi Entertainment Store technology in order to provide video-on-demand...

  • New Apple and Rovi deal could mean Apple TV updates
    Home Cinema

    New Apple and Rovi deal could mean Apple TV updates

    By 24 September 2010

    Apple has revealed that a deal has been struck with Rovi Corp, which will give Apple rights to Rovi technology, in what looks like a multi-year deal. How Apple will use this technology isn't certain, but it's possible that the deal with Rovi, who's main...

  • 97 per cent of Brits expect all TV to be VOD by 2015
    Online

    97 per cent of Brits expect all TV to be VOD by 2015

    By 10 September 2010

    According to a survey commissioned by the Rovi Corporation, a vast majority of UK residents believe that, in the next five years, television will become almost exclusively video-on-demand. A staggering 97 per cent of those asked, from a poll of 1,000...

  • How will we watch TV in 2015?
    Home Cinema

    How will we watch TV in 2015?

    By 2 April 2010

    Is the TV, as we know it, dead? The last few years has seen more people ditching their televisions in favour of a bigger monitor than ever before. With movie and TV downloads (legal or otherwise), streamed video content from a host of online players and...

  • Rovi Personal Media Manager to clean and stream your content
    Online

    Rovi Personal Media Manager to clean and stream your content

    By 29 March 2010

    Personal Media Manager has launched today, and it's as good a looking, clever piece of content management desktop software that you'll probably never know you own. The program has been developed by metadata specialist Rovi and, although not sold directly,...

  • Samsung TVs to get new powerful Rovi programme guide
    Home Cinema

    Samsung TVs to get new powerful Rovi programme guide

    By 17 August 2009

    Samsung TVs are about to get a massive boost in terms of what they can offer via the Electronic Programming Guide thanks to a deal the manufacturer just signed with Rovi, the company formerly known as Macrovision. The agreement, says Rovi, allows Samsung...

  • Macrovision renames to Rovi, launches Liquid Media Guide
    Home Cinema

    Macrovision renames to Rovi, launches Liquid Media Guide

    By 17 July 2009

    The company formerly known as Macrovision has said that it will be changing its name and launching a new Media Guide that promises to revolutionise the way we choose what to watch on television in the future. First discussed back in March, the company...