Gemstar scores IPG license deals
Gemstar-TV Guide International notched two license deals Monday for its interactive program guide technology.
Sony Corp. agreed to a multi-year deal to fuse TV Guide On Screen in its family of digital televisions, DVD records and CableCARD set-tops for use in the U.S. market. Sony previously signed a similar licensing deal for use of Gemstar IPG technology in Japan.
Panasonic also inked a deal to put the Gemstar-TV Guide IPG in digital recording devices and televisions slated for distribution in Europe.