Gemstar-TV Guide, Sony In Licensing Agreement

Pasadena-based Gemstar-TV Guide said today that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Sony on its on-screen TV programming guides. Gemstar did not disclose terms of the deal, but said that Sony USA has signed a multi-year agreement covering use of Gemstar's TV Guide On Screen interactive program guide on Sony's television products. Gemstar TV Guide holds a number of patents covering on screen programming guides, and provides access to those patents through its TV Guide On Screen products.