With its patent position in Europe strengthened by a series of recent licensing agreements with manufacturers of set-tops and other consumer electronics products (including this one), Gemstar-TV Guide International is going after new prey.
British Sky Broadcasting Limited (Sky) is the latest European company to license Gemstar-TV Guide’s technology. The multi-year agreement allows Sky to keep using its own electronic program guides (EPGs) without legal complication. Specific terms of the agreement, as per usual with Gemstar, were not disclosed.
Rich Battista, CEO of Gemstar-TV Guide, said, “This agreement with Sky is important as it represents our first patent license with a European television platform operator, and additionally, I believe it signifies the growing value of our intellectual property around the world.”