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.
Recently launched DivX TV is now available on LG Electronics Home Theater Systems LHB335, LHB535 and LHB975 and Blu-ray Disc Players BD550, BD570 and BD590. The new systems are available to US shoppers from Best Buy and Amazon. Through the DixX TV platform owners of any of the above LG systems can now access on demand content such as internet videos, customized content and original web programming.
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.
Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, today announced that ASUS Computer has selected Roxio CinePlayer for worldwide shipment with its next-generation 3D-enabled G-series notebook computers. Roxio CinePlayer allows users to enjoy Blu-ray 3D, 3D DVDs, as well as other stereoscopic 3D content in a broad range of formats. The comprehensive media player for Windows also supports real-time conversion of 2D video to 3D, so users can enjoy their existing library of standard DVDs and personal home movies in 3D.
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.
Sonic solutions, the supplier of the Roxio CinemaNow™ platform and DivX, announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress that they have expanded their mobile device partnership. According to Sonic and DivX the partnership will enable the digital distribution of an extensive catalogue of premium titles on DivX Certified® mobile devices.
Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Funai Electric Co., Ltd has partnered with Sonic Solutions. The partnership will see Roxio CinemaNow movie service being part of a range of connected TVs and Blu-ray Disc Players by Funai. As part of a worldwide agreement, Sonic's Roxio CinemaNow will enable digital delivery of a vast library of entertainment* to the living room on an assortment of Sylvania, Philips, Magnavox, and Emerson-branded HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc (BD) players, which are all manufactured by Funai.
Owners of VuNow can now watch Hollywood blockbusters and world-class films from their living rooms. Verismo Networks and Sonic Solutions have joined up to add the popular Roxio CinemaNow® content to the VuNow Internet TV platform, Verismo is enhancing the entertainment options for movie lovers -- letting people watch an extensive content library directly on the TV without a computer.
Consumers can now digitally stream movies from Sonic Solutions including new releases from major Hollywood studios often on the day and date the DVD release is available - on Blu-ray Disc players from LG Electronics.