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Become a Licensee

Find information on becoming a Rovi licensee.

INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

Component Supplier Non-Assertion & Technical Services Agreement
This agreement is required of manufacturers of integrated circuits ("ICs") that produce devices which include Rovi's technology for the encoding of copy protection signals on analog video outputs. The agreement carries a one-time, initial fee of $25,000 which covers Rovi's technology for interlaced video. An additional $5,000 fee is required for the inclusion of Rovi's copy protection technology for 525progressive and 625progressive analog video. There are no royalties associated with the manufacture of these devices.

Detection Circuit Non-Assertion & Technical Services Agreement
The manufacture and sale of ICs capable of detecting the presence of Rovi analog copy protection signals do not require an agreement with Rovi. To receive Rovi's detection specifications, have such ICs tested, receive certification services, and advertise the detect IC as Rovi certified, a company must have entered into this agreement. There is currently a one-time, initial fee of $10,000 which is reduced to $5,000 for companies that have also signed the Component Supplier Non-Assertion Agreement. This agreement includes detection for both interlaced and progressive analog video signals. There are no royalties associated with the manufacture of these devices.

PRODUCTS

DVD Player Manufacturing License - Annual
This license applies to PCs, graphics cards and standard definition DVD players capable of activating the Rovi Process on content originating from a digital versatile disc or a prerecorded digital video cassette. The current standard license fee is $50,000 for the first year and $25,000 for each additional year. This license may also permit the licensee to manufacture DVD products for Rovi licensed OEM customers.

Rovi offers a restricted version of this license for an initial fee of $15,000 for the first year and $10,000 for each additional year. The restricted license permits manufacturing of no more than 15,000 DVD products per year. There are no royalties associated with either DVD Manufacturing License Agreement.

DVD Player Manufacturing License - Perpetual
This license applies to PCs, graphics cards and DVD players capable of activating the Rovi Process on content originating from a DVD disc. The current standard, one-time license fee for new customers is $85,000. This license may also permit the licensee to manufacture DVD products for Rovi licensed OEM customers.

Blu-ray™ Disc Player Manufacturing License - Annual
This license applies to PCs, graphics cards, and Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD players capable of activating the Rovi Process on content originating from a Blu-ray disc. The manufacturing license for Blu-ray Disc players is not a stand-alone license, and must be added to an existing DVD Manufacturing License Agreement or incorporated into a new DVD manufacturing license. The current standard license fee is $15,000 for the first year and $10,000 for each additional year. This license may also permit the licensee to manufacture DVD products for Rovi licensed OEM customers.

DVD and Blu-ray Disc Player Manufacturing License - Perpetual
This license applies to PCs, graphics cards, and DVD, Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD players capable of activating the Rovi Process on content originating from a DVD, Blu-ray or HD-DVD disc. The current standard, one-time license fee for new licensees is $105,000. Licensees that desire to convert their existing DVD Manufacturing agreement to this type of agreement may pay a bit less. This license may also permit the licensee to manufacture DVD products for Rovi licensed OEM customers in any quantity.

Converting an Existing DVD and/or Blu-ray Player Manufacturing License to a Perpetual License
To benefit from this option, request more information.

Analog Media Receiver (AMR) License
This license applies to products that convert analog input, digitize the material (e.g., for storage or graphics enhancement purposes) and re-encode the content with the Rovi process upon conversion of the signal to back analog video. There is currently a one-time, initial fee of $75,000 for this license plus a $.60 per unit royalty.

There is a mandatory certification test program for these products and a $2,000 certification fee for each new product model.

Digital Media Receiver (DMR or Set-Top Box) License
This license applies to products that receive digital content originating from a system operator (i.e., cable, satellite, Internet) and respond to marking on the content to apply the Rovi Process to the analog output. There is currently a one-time, initial fee of $100,000 plus a $.60 per unit royalty.

There is a mandatory certification test program for these products and a $2,000 certification fee for each new product model.

Digital Media Extender (DME) Agreement
This license applies to products that receive digital content from a local area digital device such as a PC or set-top box and respond to marking on the content to apply the Rovi Process to the analog output. An example of a product which might fall into a DME category is a portable video player. There is currently a one-time, initial fee of $75,000 plus a $.60 per unit royalty.

There is a mandatory certification test program for these products and a $2,000 certification fee for each new product model.

Restricted AMR, Restricted DMR, and Restricted DME Agreements
There is a restricted version of each of the AMR, DMR and DME agreements. The restricted agreement currently has a one-time, initial license fee of $25,000 plus a $1.00 per unit royalty. This license is restricted to the manufacture of up to 25,000 products and can be upgraded at any time to the corresponding standard license.

Restricted Combination AMR, DMR, DME Agreement

Rovi offers a restricted version of the AMR, DMR, DME combination license. The restricted agreement currently has a one-time, initial license fee of $25,000 plus a $1 per unit royalty. This license is restricted to the manufacture of up to 25,000 products and can be upgraded at any time to the standard AMR, DMR, DME combination license.

Restricted Technology License
This license applies to products that include a Rovi-capable encoder, but do not make use of Rovi's analog copy protection process. This includes products that do not have an analog video output and products that do have an analog video output, but do not include the processing of copy protected video content. There are currently two pricing options for this agreement:

  • Option 1: Initial license fee of $25,000 + a $.25 per product royalty
  • Option 2: Initial license fee of $10,000 + a $.50 per product royalty

System Operator License
This license allows a system operator to apply the Rovi analog video content protection technology to content by using Digital Media Receivers manufactured from licensed Rovi suppliers. There are various license models for system operators which include perpetual (pre-paid unlimited use), per use (per transaction), and per subscriber. Contact your local Rovi representative for pricing and to help determine which is best for you

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