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Macrovision Continues Expansion of European Patent Licensing with COMAG


Santa Clara - Macrovision Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN) announced today that COMAG Handels AG has entered into a patent license agreement for interactive program guides (IPGs) in its consumer electronics products.
The multi-year agreement includes a patent license allowing COMAG to incorporate IPGs in certain retail set-top boxes and other consumer electronics devices distributed throughout Europe.

“We are very pleased to expand our European IPG patent licensing program to include COMAG,” said Samir Armaly, senior vice president, patent licensing, Macrovision. “COMAG joins other leading brands that have elected to take a license under our IPG patent portfolio for the European market.”

Headquartered in Göppingen, Germany, COMAG is a leading provider of entertainment electronics, PCs and multimedia products in Europe.

About Macrovision Solutions Corporation
Macrovision is focused on providing a uniquely simple digital home entertainment experience by delivering solutions to businesses to protect, enhance and distribute digital goods to consumers across multiple channels. Macrovision’s technologies are deployed by companies in the entertainment, consumer electronics, cable and satellite, and online distribution markets to solve industry-specific challenges and bring greater value and a more robust user experience to their customers. The result of deploying Macrovision’s solutions is a simple end user experience for discovering, acquiring, managing and enjoying digital content. Today, Macrovision provides connected middleware, media recognition, interactive programming guides, copy protection and rich media, data and metadata on music, games, movies and television programming. The company also operates entertainment portals including and Macrovision holds over 4,000 issued or pending patents and patent applications worldwide.

Macrovision is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with numerous offices across the United States and around the world including Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. More information about Macrovision can be found at

©Macrovision 2008. Macrovision is a registered trademark of Macrovision Solutions Corporation. All other brands and product names and trademarks are the registered property of their respective companies.

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