Roxio Releases Blu-Ray Disc Technology Preview Kit

Roxio Releases Blu-Ray Disc Technology Preview Kit

Comprehensive BD Playback and Recording Software Available for OEM Qualification

CeBIT International Trade Show 2006, Hannover, Germany (March 10, 2006) -Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today released its Blu-ray Disc (BD) Technology Preview Kit. The Kit is a collection of software applications that enable PC and drive manufacturers to qualify a full range of BD capabilities including data backup of as much as 25GB on Blu-ray Disc Recordable (BD-R) or Blu-ray Disc Rewritable (BD-RE) media, non-protected Blu-ray disc copying, and BDAV format recording and playback. The Blu-ray Disc-enabled and Windows VistaT-compatible functionality is currently being integrated into Roxio's line of premier consumer retail and OEM applications such as Roxio Easy Media Creator®, Roxio WinOnCD®, and Roxio MyDVD®.

The Blu-ray Disc Technology Preview Kit is the latest in a series of high-definition initiatives by Sonic Solutions which began its pioneering work on the new formats over two years ago. Sonic has taken the leading role in helping Hollywood and their authoring facility partners prepare for the launch of the new formats. Sonic founded the High Definition Authoring Alliance (HDAA) in 2005 and is the world's leading provider of tools and technologies vital in the production of the industry's first replicated discs to utilize advanced interactive modes for both Blu-ray Disc as well as HD DVD. In addition, Sonic has been working with consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers such as Broadcom who have licensed the company's technologies for use in its high-definition multi-function consumer electronics players.

"Sonic's core high-definition technologies are tried and trusted, and already in use today helping professional content creators make a smooth transition to next-generation formats," said Mark Ely, Sonic's executive vice president of strategy. "Our knowledge and experience in these new formats combined with our growing intellectual property portfolio, uniquely positions Sonic to deliver a full selection of high-definition products ranging from professional authoring compression and authoring tools to our market leading Roxio-branded software for consumer HD creation and playback."

CeBIT 2006 runs from March 9th through March 15th in Hannover, Germany and is the world's largest trade fair showcasing digital IT and telecommunications solutions for home and work environments. Sonic will be demonstrating a comprehensive selection of high-definition technologies and applications for Hollywood, technology partners and consumers, in addition to its innovative AuthorScript® DVD on DemandT system for the electronic sell-through of movies and television content. Sonic is conducting private briefings in room 124, 2nd floor, Hall 12 (North-South) and demonstrating at a number of partner booths throughout the exhibition.

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at www.roxio.com.

Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; http://www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

Sonic, the Sonic logo, Sonic Solutions, Roxio, Roxio Easy Media Creator, MyDVD, WinOnCD, DVD on Demand and AuthorScript are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions in the United States and/or other countries. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic Solutions under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject to change without notice.