Roxio CinemaNow Movie Service Enhanced to Provide Consumers Instant Access to Personal Photos and Videos
PhotoShow Coming to Connected TVs, BD Players, and Mobile Devices
Novato, CA (October 8, 2009) -- Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC) today unveiled plans to provide consumers convenient access to their personal digital media on connected TVs, players and mobile devices via the Roxio CinemaNow™ Digital Locker. Currently providing digital movie delivery services for a range of leading device manufacturers, the Roxio CinemaNow Locker will be enhanced to also deliver the personal slideshows and video compilations consumers create via Roxio's popular PhotoShow™ online service.
"Consumers not only want to view the latest movies on their HD TVs, they also want to see slideshows and videos of their vacations, family gatherings, and other personal events," said Dave Habiger, president and CEO, Sonic Solutions. "Integrating Roxio's digital media services enables device manufacturers to offer an enriched home and mobile entertainment experience that combines the best of Hollywood with the best in personal memories."
The Roxio PhotoShow service (www.photoshow.com) enables families to quickly and simply turn their personal photos and video clips into engaging multimedia slideshows. Each PhotoShow is a unique story complete with rich special effects and transitions, creative animations and captions, and multiple music tracks. PhotoShows can be shared in email, linked to social networks and, through integration into the Roxio CinemaNow Digital Locker, available for instant viewing on Blu-ray Disc players, connected TVs, and mobile devices.
"People love how PhotoShow makes it easy to create and share stories using home video and photos and the ability to publish shows to the CinemaNow Digital Locker will only add to their excitement," said Matt DiMaria, general manager, Roxio division of Sonic Solutions. "PhotoShow customers will be one click away from being able to view shows on the TV in their living room or securely share them so that loved ones can enjoy the show on their TV or mobile device."
Roxio CinemaNow offers a massive selection of premium video entertainment for rental or purchase, including new releases often on the same day the DVD is available in stores. CinemaNow's cloud-based media services power devices from multiple manufacturers, forming a connected ecosystem that consumers can use to seamlessly enjoy video entertainment anytime and anywhere. The CinemaNow ecosystem currently includes PCs, connected TVs, set top DVRs, Blu-ray Disc and mobile media players from leading manufacturers such as Archos, Dell, HP, LG, Microsoft, Nintendo, Pioneer and TiVo and is powering internet movie delivery for Blockbuster.
About Sonic Solutions
Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC) is powering the digital media ecosystem through its complete range of Hollywood to Home™ applications, services, and technologies. Sonic's Roxio® products enable consumers to easily manage and enjoy personal digital media content and, through Roxio CinemaNow™, access premium Hollywood entertainment on a broad range of connected devices. A wide array of leading technology firms, professionals, and developers rely on Sonic to bring innovative digital media functionality to next-generation devices and platforms. 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 CinemaNow products and services. 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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