Sony Licenses Gemstar IPG in Japan

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Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. cut a multiyear licensing deal with Sony Electronics Corp., which agreed to incorporate Gemstar’s interactive program guide into Sony digital products in Japan, including digital-video recorders and televisions.

Sony has already incorporated "G-Guide," the brand for Gemstar’s IPG in Japan, in its "Blu-ray Disc" recorder. Sony also plans to incorporate G-Guide into its new "PSX" device, which is a combination DVR and DVD player.