Gemstar-TV Guide licenses IPG patent to MediaFlo
Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. is licensing its interactive program guide (IPG) technology to MediaFlo USA Inc. - for Flo TV, the company’s mobile entertainment service - marking Gemstar-TV Guide’s first patent licensing agreement in the mobile TV market.
Specific terms of the multi-year agreement were not disclosed. MediaFlo USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc.
“This agreement with MediaFlo USA builds on our successful mobile activities in Japan and further signifies the value of our intellectual property to traditional and emerging platforms, including online, IPTV and mobile,” said Rich Battista, Gemstar-TV Guide's CEO.