Beautifully engraved certificate from the Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
This historic document was printed by the Jeffries Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of the company logo. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President & Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer.
Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc., is a leading global technology and media company focused on consumer entertainment. The Company has three major business sectors: the Technology and Licensing Sector, which is responsible for developing, licensing and protecting the Company's intellectual property and technology; the Company's technology includes the VCR Plus+® system, interactive program guide ("IPG") products and services marketed under the GUIDE Plus+® and TV Guide InteractiveSM brands and the electronic book ("Gemstar eBookTM"); the Interactive Platform Sector, which derives recurring income from advertising, interactive services, content sales and e-commerce on the Company's proprietary platforms, including IPG, tvguide.com, eBook, and skymall.com; and the Media and Services Sector, which operates the TV Guide® magazines, TV Guide ChannelSM, TVG NetworkSM, and other television media properties, provides programming and data services, sells merchandise through the SkyMallTM catalog and operates a media sales group that services all of the Company's media properties.
The IPG products are integrated into various devices, including televisions, VCRs and set-top boxes (cable, satellite, telco, Internet) and can display a multi-day television program guide on the television screen from which the consumer can view, select, tune to or record programs. The Gemstar eBook is a reading device that can store tens of thousand of pages, and permits a user to purchase and receive instant delivery of any book, magazine or newspaper over a standard telephone line.
Over 100 million people in the U.S. use the Company's media properties every week, and its products and services are available in over 60 countries worldwide.
The Company's services, technology and intellectual property are licensed to major technology, media and communication companies in the consumer electronics, Internet, personal computer, satellite, cable television and telco industries. Licensees and customers include Adelphia, AOL Time Warner, AT&T, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Matsushita, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Philips, Shaw, Sony, Thomson Multimedia, Zenith and others. The Company has more than 200 issued U.S. patents in the general area of audio-visual technologies with over 4,900 claims, over 320 issued foreign patents, and continues to actively pursue a worldwide intellectual property program and currently has roughly 350 U.S. and 1,300 foreign patent applications pending.