An anonymous reader writes: Last Friday DRM-king Macrovision announced the controversial purchase of TV Guide for 2.8 billion dollars. This follows on the heels of recent acquisitions of All Media Guide (AMG) and the DRM technology behind Blu-ray. On the one hand, Macrovision management have put together all of the pieces necessary to build a networked living room of the future, including DRM, music, movie, game, and television metadata, media identification technologies, DLNA technologies and more. Macrovision hopes to integrate these pieces and profit by licensing its newly created technology and metadata portfolio to entertainment content producers, distributors, and consumer electronics companies. On the other hand, the stock market has serious doubts about Macrovision's ability to execute on this grand vision due to the size of TV Guide, as well as the large amount of debt incurred to make the purchase. Macrovision and TV Guide shares were down 20%! Slashdotters, what do you think? Will Macrovision successfully execute on its vision? Or will the deal fall apart?