Samsung signs deal to use Rovi's EPG
According to a report by Video Business, Samsung has signed a deal with Rovi to use the company's electronic programming guide in future products.
Last month, Video Business, it's a multiyear contract, and Rovi has previously stated it doesn't expect its guide to hit the marketplace until early 2010., and now Samsung has made a deal to use the company's electronic programming guide in its future products. According to
We could see Rovi's EPG being useful in several types of home theater products, but the most logical place would be Samsung's HDTVs. While many already have EPG functionality through an attached cable or satellite box, Rovi's guide could be useful for those relying on over-the-air DTV signals or even Tru2way compatible TVs.
Rovi has also previously stated its intention to include streaming media services such as YouTube, Slacker, and CinemaNow in its interface, so it will be interesting to see how these services will mesh with the existingalready available on Samsung HDTVs.