Gemstar-TV Guide struck a multi-year agreement with Matsushita to incorporate Gemstar's latest interactive program guide (IPG) into Panasonic consumer TV sets in North America. The two companies have had a similar arrangement for consumers sets sold in Japan since 2001.Matsushita will pay license fees to Gemstar based on the number of IPG-enabled units sold. Gemstar, which announced the agreement, said it does not include a minimum commitment.
Gemstar-TV Guide Deploys IPG With Sony and Panasonic
Sony and Panasonic have signed multiyear licensing agreements with Gemstar-TV Guide to incorporate interactive program guides (IPG) into electronic devices. Under these agreements Gemstar licenses consumer electronics IPG and technology to Sony in the United States and Japan, and to Panasonic in North America, Japan an