Rovi if you want to
When we last met up with Rovi - at CES in Vegas at the start of the year - the talk was mainly of electronic programme guides (EPGs). Since then a lot of Internet TV water has flowed under the tech bridge, so Rovi decided to come over here to give us an update.
At the same time Rovi also published some research it had done into UK TV viewing habits. It looks like pretty much all of us expect to be switching over to Internet and video-on-demand (VOD) viewing in the next five years. Furthermore, the PC now a regular TV destination and people are becoming cautious about discussing TV programmes with their mates for fear of giving surprises away.
In our TV interview with Rovi chief evangelist - Richard Bullwinkle - we get to the bottom of what Rovi actually does and why, indeed, it needs a chief evangelist.
All this choice in terms of content and when, where and how we consume it, means that people need more help than ever in making choices. That's where technology that both enriches and simplify the selection process is increasingly important and that's what Rovi does.