SAN CARLOS, Calif. & SAN JOSE, Calif.-- Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) and TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) today announced that the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act relating to the proposed acquisition of TiVo by Rovi. The proposed transaction remains subject to other customary closing conditions, including the approval of Rovi and TiVo stockholders. Early termination of the waiting period is granted only if both the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have completed their review and determined not to take any enforcement action. Both Rovi and TiVo continue to expect the transaction to close in the third quarter of calendar year 2016.
As announced on April 29, 2016, the new company will allow these two leading entertainment technology innovators to use their complementary products, services, and intellectual property assets to focus on the common mission of providing technology and innovations that address the changing media landscape.