Novato, CA (March 22, 2010) — Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), today announced a new content agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution to digitally distribute commercial-free TV episodes the day after they air on networks. Sonic has secured Electronic Sell Through (EST) rights for distributing standard and high-definition versions of popular TV shows including Fringe and Human Target. The agreement helps further expand the broad content library available through Roxio CinemaNow™ powered services and consumer electronic devices. Select TV episodes are now available starting at $1.99.
“We want to be the first choice for consumers whether they are looking to instantly access the latest new movie release or catch up on a favorite TV show in stunning high definition,” said Dave Habiger, president and CEO, Sonic Solutions. “We will continue to expand the entertainment selection available to consumers through the Roxio CinemaNow platform and across an ever growing network of consumer electronic devices.”
Next-day EST TV shows coming to Roxio CinemaNow also include Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Bachelor, The Closer, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Two and a Half Men, and Past Life. Sonic plans to release additional content from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution as well as other major Studios throughout the year.
The Roxio CinemaNow entertainment platform serves a broad range of premium content to a growing, multi-manufacturer ecosystem of home and mobile electronics including PCs, connected TVs, set-top DVRs, Blu-ray Disc players, smart phones, 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. Roxio CinemaNow-powered stores enable consumers to instantly rent and purchase high-quality entertainment on their favorite device and, through Roxio CinemaNow the flexibility to playback content ordered on additional consumer electronics devices. As well as being available on a range of consumer electronics, Roxio CinemaNow powers digital entertainment delivery for Best Buy and 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. 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.