Gemstar-TV Guide Signs with Mitsubishi

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Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. has signed another consumer-electronics-licensing deal, this one with Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Inc.

The multiyear licensing deals covers TV Guide on Screen on Mitsubishi digital-TV sets and digital recorders in North America.

The deal is an add-on to a corporate deal under which Mitsubishi licensed Gemstar-TV Guide products for Japan and Europe.

Gemstar-TV Guide's other consumer-electronics deals include JVC Worldwide, LG Electronics, Panasonic Consumer Electronics, Philips Consumer Electronics, Samsung Electronics America Inc., Sharp Electronics Corp., Sony Electronics Corp. and Thomson Consumer Electronics.

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