Roxio Turns Digital Memories into Stunning Keepsakes with New Online DVD Service
Helps Last-Minute Shoppers Deliver a Gift with Meaning
Santa Clara, California, (December 16, 2008) - Just in time for the holidays, Roxio is introducing a new online service that enables consumers to create and share stunning multimedia slideshows on professionally produced DVDs. A perfect solution for last-minute shoppers, the new Roxio PhotoShow DVD service allows consumers to quickly turn personal photos and video clips into an expressive multimedia slideshow. Users can also create personalized disc and cover artwork based on a pre-designed style. Finalized projects are then produced, tested, packaged and shipped from a professional DVD production facility. The service is available today at www.roxio.com. DVDs usually cost $29.99; however, for a limited time, Roxio is offering a special savings coupon code (DVDOFFER) worth $10 off the purchase price.
See an example slideshow at www.RoxioMemorableGifts.com.
"Roxio PhotoShow DVD turns still images and video clips into richly woven digital stories that convey the full emotion and feeling behind important family memories, milestones and events," said Matt DiMaria, general manager, Roxio division of Sonic Solution. "Not only an ideal solution for last minute holiday shoppers, Roxio PhotoShow DVDs are also a great way to share the season's events with those closest to us after the holidays are over."
Roxio PhotoShow DVD leads users through the process of creating a DVD in three easy steps: Uploading photos, creating the slideshow, and personalizing DVD artwork. Consumers can select from over 150 one-click themes that suit any occasion, enhance their story with over 500 animated graphics, add a commentary with more than 40 different title and caption treatments, a decorative border and pick the perfect accompanying soundtrack from more than 400 licensed professional music tracks.
Roxio PhotoShow DVD is based on Roxio Online, the company's online destination for families to create and share rich multimedia stories, which was announced earlier this year. Roxio Online is offered both as a free service for creating basic slideshows and as a premium subscription, which costs $39.99 a year. The premium service provides users access to a broad range of professionally-designed content for customizing and personalizing their shows, as well as a desktop client application for creating shows offline. Completed shows can be shared through email, and enjoyed on PCs, DVDs, TVs, handhelds, and popular social media sites.
Roxio, Sonic's Consumer Products Group, develops a range of award-winning digital media creation, management, preservation, sharing, and enjoyment applications, field-proven SDKs, and Web-based services. Roxio solutions offer the perfect blend of ease and power, enabling consumers to achieve professional results from their photo, video, and music projects with minimal effort. Roxio's flagship applications, Creator for the PC and Toast for the Apple Macintosh, are the best-selling products in their respective categories in North American retail.
Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; http://www.sonic.com) enables the creation, management, and enjoyment of premium and personal digital media content through its Hollywood to Home™ products, services, and technologies. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.
Forward Looking Statements
This release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, including the launch, distribution, and market acceptance of Roxio PhotoShow DVD. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in Sonic Solutions' annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with Sonic Solutions' most recent annual report on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of the Company's business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. Sonic Solutions does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.
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