Roxio Products and Services Selected for Exclusive Best Buy Software Installer
Roxio Creator 2010 and PhotoShow Featured on Major PC Brands Sold at Best Buy
Santa Clara, California (June 16, 2010) - Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), today announced that a range of its consumer applications is being included in Best Buy's new Software Installer, a connected desktop application that helps consumers customize their new or upgrade their existing PCs and netbooks with the latest content, software and service solutions. The Software Installer is available via download at http://www.bestbuy.com/softwareinstaller, and is automatically included on all Asus, Gateway, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba desktops, laptops and netbooks.
Since Software Installer was first introduced in February, Roxio PhotoShow®, the interactive slideshow creation and sharing product, as well as Roxio Creator® 2010, the company's award-winning digital media suite, have been popular choices for consumers.
"Roxio is one of a select group of companies chosen to participate in Software Installer," said Jason Bonfig, Vice President of computers at Best Buy. "Consumers want a trouble-free, yet rich out-of-box experience that includes applications and services offering high value and innovative functionality. With easy-to-use tools for preserving, sharing and being creative with personal digital media, Roxio's products more than fit the bill."
In partnership with manufacturers and content providers, Best Buy is continuously updating Software Installer offerings, allowing customers to choose the software and services they want from a library of creative, management, entertainment and information solutions for both individuals and small businesses. In addition to popular content, Software Installer manages electronic purchases: any purchase made through Software Installer is saved in the customer's account history, eliminating the need to save discs or remember key codes.
"Our agreement with Best Buy represents a tremendous opportunity for Roxio to expand its system footprint and introduce millions of new consumers to our intuitive, next-generation product line," said Matt DiMaria, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Roxio. "Being selected by Best Buy for an initiative designed to provide a better computing experience for consumers is extremely gratifying and a strong indication of the value our products deliver."
Roxio Products Available in Best Buy Software Installer:
Roxio PhotoShow: A family friendly desktop application and online destination for creating and sharing engaging and highly personalized multimedia slideshows, complete with fun stickers, animations, effects and professional background music tracks. Try it today at: http://www.photoshow.com/.
Roxio Creator 2010: A comprehensive digital media suite for capturing, enhancing and sharing photo, video and audio projects. For more information visit: http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/creator/suite/overview.html.
Roxio enables consumers to easily manage, share, and enjoy personal digital media content and, through RoxioNow™, conveniently access premium Hollywood entertainment from a broad range of connected devices. A wide array of leading technology companies, businesses and developers rely on Roxio applications, services and technologies to bring innovative digital media functionality to next-generation devices and platforms.
Roxio is a division of Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC), headquartered in Novato, 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 Best Buy's Software Installer program. 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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