Roxio CinemaNow to Power BLOCKBUSTER ON Demand on a Range of New Consumer Electronics
To Provide Instant Access to On-Demand Hollywood Hits on Samsung TVs and BD Players, TiVo DVRs and Motorola Mobile Phones
Novato, CA (September 22, 2009) -- Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC) today announced it is set to power access to the BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® movie service across a range of new home and mobile electronic devices. As part of a multi-year agreement, Sonic's Roxio CinemaNow® will enable digital delivery of a vast library of premium content to the living room through TiVo® Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) and an assortment of Samsung HDTVs, home-theater systems and Blu-ray Disc® (BD) players. In addition, Roxio CinemaNow will help bring BLOCKBUSTER On Demand movies to customers on the go via select Motorola mobile phones.
Blockbuster and Sonic will continue to collaborate with CE manufacturers to make their digital libraries of mainstream content available on the broadest possible selection of PCs, portable media players, Blu-ray Disc players, personal video recorders (PVRs), set-top boxes, mobile phones and Web-connected television sets.
"Combining Blockbuster's trusted brand with Sonic's digital delivery technologies has proven to be a very successful formula," said Dave Habiger, president and CEO, Sonic Solutions. "Our alliance will continue to help more CE manufacturers complement the rich entertainment playback capabilities of their devices with a vast array of high-quality content."
Helping to provide seamless access to content from BLOCKBUSTER OnDemand are Roxio CinemaNow's powerful delivery systems. Behind the scenes, Hollywood-approved digital rights management, along with encoding and adaptive delivery technologies, enable the secure, device-optimized playback of Blockbuster's content, while at the same time providing a convenient and hassle-free entertainment viewing experience.
"We are pleased with our collaboration with Sonic and the tremendous strides we are taking to make Blockbuster's digital content readily available to millions of consumers," said Jim Keyes, Blockbuster Chairman and CEO. "We will continue to work together to form relationships with more top-tier device manufacturers and expand our reach to more home and mobile electronics."
Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B) is a leading global provider of in-home and portable movie and game entertainment, with more than 7,100 stores throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Company may be accessed worldwide at www.blockbuster.com.
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 market acceptance and success of the alliance between Blockbuster and Sonic Solutions. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties. This press release should be read in conjunction with Blockbuster's and Sonic Solutions' most recent annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly Forms 10-Q and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of each company's business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. Neither Blockbuster nor Sonic Solutions undertakes to update any forward looking statements.
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