UPDATE 1-Macrovision Solutions to buy Muze for $16.5 mln
* Raises 2009 revenue outlook
* Sees deal adding to 2010 results
April 15 (Reuters) - Software maker Macrovision Solutions Corp MVSN.O agreed to buy Muze Inc for $16.5 million in cash to boost its entertainment-information products portfolio, and it raised its 2009 revenue outlook to reflect the deal.
Macrovision now expects 2009 revenue of between $440 million and $480 million, up from its previous forecast of between $435 million and $475 million.
The company said the deal, which is expected to close by the end of April, would contribute about $15 million to revenue and 10 cents per share to adjusted earnings in 2010.
Muze provides solutions to businesses that enable search, discovery, sharing, and purchasing of entertainment products.
Earlier this year, Macrovision, which sells digital entertainment technology, sold its TV Guide and TV Guide Network, seen by 83 million homes, to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp (LGF.N).
Shares of the Santa Clara, California-based company closed at $19.12 Wednesday on Nasdaq. (Reporting by Sayantani Ghosh in Bangalore; Editing by Deepak Kannan)
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