NOVATO, Calif. , April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC) today announced the availability of the RoxioNow™ entertainment platform on Zoran Corporation's (Nasdaq: ZRAN) advanced SupraHD® TV processor reference design. The integration will enable consumers to instantly stream a broad catalog of premium digital entertainment, including the newest movie releases, on a wide range of next-generation connected HDTVs from multiple manufacturers*.
“Consumer demand for internet services on HDTVs continues to grow exponentially,” said Ram Ofir, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Home Entertainment division at Zoran Corporation. “Including services powered by RoxioNow on our worldwide HDTV processor platform is a welcome milestone in our Internet TV strategy. Zoran-enabled HDTVs will now have streaming access to thousands of additional titles from the world's leading movie studios and content providers.”
“Our collaboration with Zoran, and integration into its reference design, provides us with a tremendous opportunity to further expand our footprint on connected devices,” said Mark Ely , Executive Vice President, Strategy, Sonic Solutions. “This latest agreement is further evidence that digitally delivered entertainment is quickly becoming a must-have feature for connected consumer electronic devices.”
The RoxioNow platform serves a broad range of premium content, including new movies and next-day TV programs, to a growing, multi-manufacturer ecosystem of home and mobile electronics including PCs, connected TVs, set-top DVRs, Blu-ray Disc players, smartphones, and mobile media devices. The platform enables retailers and consumer electronics companies to participate in the entertainment supply chain, add value to product offerings and form ongoing relationships with customers. “Powered by RoxioNow™” stores enable consumers to instantly rent and purchase high-quality entertainment on their favorite device and, through the RoxioNow online entertainment locker, the flexibility to playback content ordered on additional consumer electronics devices. RoxioNow powers digital entertainment delivery for a range of companies including Best Buy, Blockbuster, and Lionsgate and is available on a broad variety of consumer electronics devices.
About Zoran Corporation
Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California , is a leading provider of digital solutions for the digital entertainment and digital imaging markets. With over two decades of expertise developing and delivering digital signal processing technologies, Zoran has pioneered high-performance digital audio and video, imaging applications and Connect Share Entertain technologies for the digital home. Zoran's proficiency in integration delivers major benefits for OEM customers, including greater capabilities within each product generation, reduced system costs, and shorter time to market. Zoran-based DTV, set-top box, DVD, digital camera, multimedia mobile phone and multifunction printer products have received recognition for excellence and are now in hundreds of millions of homes and offices worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and additional operations in China , England , France , India , Israel , Japan , Korea, Sweden and Taiwan , Zoran may be contacted on the World Wide Web at www.zoran.com or at 408-523-6500.
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 media and premium Hollywood entertainment on a broad range of connected devices. A wide array of leading technology firms, professionals, businesses, 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 the RoxioNow platform. 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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*Pending final device review by content providers
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