Gemstar Signs CE Deals

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Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. signed multiyear licensing deals with
Sharp Electronics Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to incorporate the
company's interactive program guide into TV sets built by the two

The Sharp deal covers LCD TVs and recording devices for sale in North
America, Europe and Japan.

Gemstar said Sharp will pay license fees based on the number of units sold
that include the licensed technology. The Samsung deal covers the same devices,
but it is limited to North America.