Gemstar, TiVo Sign Accord

Gemstar-TV Guide and TiVo enter into patent license agreement for international deployments of TiVo service

April 8, 2008

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LOS ANGELES and ALVISO, Calif. -- Gemstar-TV Guide (NASDAQ: GMST - News), a leading media, entertainment and technology company, and TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO - News), the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVR), today announced that they have entered into a new patent license agreement for retail products and certain service provider deployments of the TiVo® service in international markets. This agreement expands the existing relationship between the companies, which previously included a patent license from Gemstar–TV Guide for TiVo’s retail distribution and service provider deployments in North America.

“We are pleased to complete this agreement with TiVo,” said Samir Armaly, executive vice president, licensing and intellectual property, Gemstar-TV Guide. “As TiVo seeks to expand its business internationally, it can now operate under a license for our international interactive program guide patent portfolio. This agreement further underscores the value of our intellectual property throughout the world.”

Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. (Nasdaq: GMST)

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