RoxioNow™ Available on Zoran Advanced HDTV Processor PlatformMonday, April 26th, 2010
Over-the-top Video Platform Powers Digital Movie Access on Next-Generation Connected HDTVs
NOVATO, Calif. — 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.
* Pending final device review by content providers