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May 22, 2012

Rovi TotalGuide Solution for Pace Set-Top Boxes Unveiled

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Rovi Corporation debuted its Rovi TotalGuide Solution for Pace's Dallas' HD-DVR Set-top box (STB). The implementation of Dallas HD-DVRs will produce more improvements for TotalGuide. They will also get further combination of Rovi's signature recommendations technology and six degrees discovery to provide a more personalized experience.

Rovi TotalGuide Solution offers an engaging "six degrees of discovery" entertainment experience with TV listings and improved data, images and multimedia. Consumer electronics manufacturers and service providers can combine the TotalGuide Solution into various devices and platforms and facilitate consumers to rapidly see what's on. They can also help them to find the programs and information they want, and uncover new, related shows and dynamic content.

By providing a simple, centralized and intuitive access to multiple content types, such as broadcast, premium, Internet-based and personal, consumer electronics manufacturers can increase customer satisfaction with TotalGuide TV programming guide. Also, TotalGuide improves the consumer experience with rich TV listings, improved data and imagery, as well as extended multimedia, the company stated in a press release.

“Our TotalGuide strategy is to create a path that makes it easier for our customers to launch a better discovery experience in existing and advanced set-top boxes," said Corey Ferengul, EVP of product management and strategy at Rovi. "We're working with leaders in the industry, like Pace, to make it easy for service providers to bring a new generation of consumer experiences to market.”

Nuance Communications (News - Alert), Inc recently announced it will start working with Rovi to update the voice-activated technology presently available for cable service providers and consumer electronics manufacturers. The partnership has started with Nuance licensing its Dragon TV to work with Rovi’s developing technology. The plan is for consumers to be able to make demands such as, ‘Find comedies with Adam Sandler,’ and even get search results shown to them via their televisions sets.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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