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Hitachi to license Gemstar IPG for digital TVs

Posted: 28 Sep 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:gemstar-tv guide? hitachi america? digital tv?

Gemstar-TV Guide Int. Inc. and the Home Electronics Division of Hitachi America Ltd have signed a multi-year licensing agreement giving Hitachi the right to license Gemstar's TV Guide On Screen, an interactive program guide (IPG), into Hitachi digital televisions in North America.

Under the terms of the agreement, Gemstar-TV Guide receives license fees based upon the number of units sold that include the licensed technology.

TV Guide On Screen is built directly into consumer electronics products, providing consumers with an advanced IPG with no additional subscription fee.

Gemstar-TV Guide adds Hitachi to a growing list of licensees for its consumer electronics guides and guide technology, including JVC, LG (Zenith), Matsushita (Panasonic), Mitsubishi, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Thomson (makers of the RCA, GE and Scenium brands), TiVo, and Toshiba.

- Spencer Chin

EE Times

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