SANTA CLARA, Calif. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)—December 15, 2011—Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) announced today the appointment of Thomas Carson as its President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately, succeeding Alfred J. Amoroso, who has held the position since July 2005. Mr. Carson has also been elected to the Rovi Board of Directors. Mr. Amoroso will assist the Board and Mr. Carson during a transition period, as announced in May 2011. Mr. Carson joined Rovi in May 2008, with the acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide International and most recently served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. From April 2006 to May 2008, Mr. Carson served in various capacities at Gemstar, including President of the North American IPG business and President for North American CE business. Prior to Gemstar, Mr. Carson held a variety of executive positions at Thomson Corporation, including Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Services.