The multi-year deal enables Sky to continue using Rovi's IPG portfolio on its satellite TV electronic programming guide. Specific details of the agreement were not disclosed.
"We are pleased that Sky, the leading pay television service in the United Kingdom, sees the continued value of our IP portfolio and chose to extend the term of their license," said Rovi's executive vice president of sales and services Tom Carson.
"We look forward to Sky utilising our intellectual property further, as part of their growth and continued commitment to a quality guidance experience."
The Rovi global licensing programme includes a range of other European pay-TV operators, such as NDS, CANAL+, Sky Italia and UPC Broadband.
Rovi is currently mounting an appeal against a High Court ruling last year that EPG patents owned by its Gemstar division are invalid, after a successful legal challenge from Virgin Media.