Gemstar Expands Matsushita Pact


Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. has expanded its multiyear affiliate
agreement with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. that calls for the
consumer-electronics manufacturer to install Gemstar's interactive programming
guide into Panasonic Consumer Electronics devices in North America.

Matsushita will pay license fees to Gemstar based on the number of units sold
that include the licensed technology. There is no minimum commitment, the
parties said.

In other video news, TVN Entertainment Corp. signed a new three-year
licensing deal with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. to deliver the WWE's
monthly pay-per-view events and WWE Fanatics series.

TVN said multiple showings will be made available on Event TV, TVN's linear
events channel.