Rovi Corporation has decided to spread it tentacles wider in the digital home solutions market place with the acquisition of Sonic Solutions. Both companies made the joint announcement last week that the Rovi will acquire Sonics in through a combination of stocks and shares worth about $720 million US dollars. With the acquisition of Sonic Rovi has stepped into the digital video processing, playback and distribution technologies.
Boxee announced that they have licences the RoxioNow entertainment platform from Sonic Solutions. Boxee said the alliance is to give the public more options to access premium content for a range of connected devices. The RoxioNow platform will be Boxee’s choice platform to its web-to-TV desktop application, as well as upcoming set-top boxes, mobile devices and TVs.*
Sonic Solutions has partnered with DTS to bring DTS' highly regarded multi-channel audio format to the RoxioNow premium entertainment platform. The collaboration on the recently release RoxioNow Platform will enable Sonic's retail partners, Best Buy, Blockbuster and others, to significantly enhance the viewing experience for customers for premium movies, next-day television shows, and independent films with richly immersive 5.1-channel surround sound.
Zoran has selected Sonic Solution RoxioNow entertainment for it new advanced SupraHD TV processor reference design. The integration of RoxioNow on the SupraHD TV chip is to allow TV manufacturers to make televisions that will integrate into today’s connected homes. When connected to other devices, televisions using the SupraHD TV processor will be able to stream different digital content to and from their TVs.
Sonic Solutions today introduced RoxioNowtm, a wider technology platform to facilitate the new way of creating and enjoying media content. According to Sonic the RoxioNow brand will replace CenimaNow as Sonic digital media solutions that it runs for it partners. Also RoxioNow is to offer more to businesses and consumers.