Gemstar-TV Guide Ties Into KDDI

Los Angeles-based Gemstar-TV Guide International said this morning that the firm has entered into an agreement with Japanese-based firm KDDI Corporation. According to Gemstar-TV Guide, the agreement covers licensing of Gemstar's technology for use on a mobile terrestrial digital video broadcasting service in Japan. Financial terms and impact of the deal were not disclosed. KDDI has been using Gemstar-TV Guide's interactive programming guides since 2006.