New Brand Identity Highlights the Company’s Evolution and Growth as a Digital Entertainment Technology Leader
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Macrovision Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN), a digital entertainment technology leader, today announced its intention to formally change its name to Rovi. The Rovi brand is part of the company’s new brand identity that includes a new corporate visual design. Macrovision will continue to operate under the Macrovision name until the annual meeting of stockholders being held on July 15, 2009, at which time the name change will be considered for approval. If the stockholders approve the change of the company name, the company’s trading symbol on the NASDAQ Global Select Market would also be changed at that time.
“At Macrovision, we have transformed the company to be a leader in enabling the rapid adoption of digital entertainment. We have done this through a series of strategic acquisitions, divestitures and continued innovation of our product portfolio, and as a result, the company is dramatically different than it was just a year ago,” said Fred Amoroso, President and CEO, Macrovision. “As Rovi, we will unite our technology and people under one shared identity that speaks to who we have become and how we will drive our strategy moving forward as a technology leader that powers the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment.”
About Macrovision Solutions Corporation
Macrovision Solutions Corporation is focused on powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment by providing a broad set of integrated solutions that are embedded in our customers’ products and services and used by end consumers to simplify and guide their interaction with digital entertainment. 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, managing and enjoying digital content. Macrovision provides interactive programming guides, connected middleware, media recognition, copy protection and rich media, data and metadata on music, games, movies and television programming. The company also operates an entertainment portal which can be found at http://www.allmusic.com. 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 Japan, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. More information about Macrovision can be found at www.macrovision.com.
©Macrovision 2009. 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.
Forward Looking Statements
All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements that use the words “will” or “is expected to,” or similar words that describe the Company’s or its management’s future plans, objectives, or goals, are “forward-looking statements” and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors are further addressed in the Company’s most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2009 and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time (available at www.sec.gov). The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as required by law.
MACROVISION STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT REGARDING THE PROPOSED NAME CHANGE WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED NAME CHANGE. Stockholders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement (when available), as well as other documents filed by Macrovision with the Securities and Exchange Commission, at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Web site at http://www.sec.gov. Stockholders may also obtain a free copy of the proxy statement directly from Macrovision by directing a request to Macrovision Investor Relations at 408-562-8475.
Macrovision’s directors and executive officers and other persons may be deemed, under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed name change. Information regarding Macrovision’s directors and officers can be found in its 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 2, 2009. Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests in the proposed name change, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission when they become available.
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