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LG licenses Gemstar IPG

Tue, 01/06/2004 - 7:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

LG Electronics has inked a multi-year deal to license and incorporate Gemstar-TV Guide 's interactive program guide for its line of digital television products.

The deal extends to LG's integrated digital TVs, digital video recorders and DVD recorders sold in North America. Among the first LG products to incorporate the IPG will be its new HDTV-DVR and 60-inch rear-projection LCD, which contains both HD and DVR capabilities.

"Selected" HD products sold under LG's Zenith brand are also covered by the IPG license, the companies said.

Separately, Gemstar promoted Doug Macrae to president of TV Guide Consumer Electronics. Macrae, 44, previously served as president of TV On Screen, the company's North American consumer electronics division. Macrae will continue to report to Gemstar-TV Guide CEO Jeff Shell.

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