Rovi Acquires Sonic Solutions and Its RoxioNow Video Distribution Platform

Rovi, best known for its electronic program guide, video metadata service, and DRM solutions, has just entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sonic Solutions. Yep, the very company that most likely powers your DVD / Blu-ray player software on your PC. However, the greatest catch in the deal is Sonic Solutions' RoxioNow video distribution [...]

Redbox Considers Tapping RoxioNow for Streaming Video Rentals

$1 DVD rental service, Rebox, is considering tapping Sonic Solutions' RoxioNow platform to bring streaming video rentals to customers, according to President Mitch Lowe. If done, Lowe tells Bloomberg, it would help the company expand its existing 200 title library found presently in its kiosks. In fact, partnering with Sonic Solutions would bring the company's [...]

Boxee Taps RoxioNow for Premium Movie and TV Show Content

The content solution that powers Best Buy's CinemaNow and Blockbuster is soon going to be delivering premium (HD, 5.1 surround sound) movies, TV shows, videos, music, and photos to Boxee users for instant streaming. According the joint press release with Sonic Solutions, the RoxioNow entertainment platform will allow Boxee users to rent and purchase high-quality [...]

RoxioNow to Bring DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound to Best Buy’s CinemaNow and Blockbuster VOD Offerings

Looks like VUDU HDX is about to get some new competition. Sonic Solutions and DTS, Inc. are announcing today that Best Buy's CinemaNow and Blockbuster's VOD offerings, powered by RoxioNow's premium entertainment platform, will be DTS 5.1-channel surround sound enabled by year end (rumor has it Netflix will too). Of course, this probably doesn't mean [...]

Dell Premiers First Industry-Approved Burn-To-DVD Downloads

Dell is bringing the big screen to the PC screen, making it easy for users to build a personal digital library of their favorite Hollywood blockbusters. Dell and Sonic Solutions have teamed to make downloading and recording DVD movies easy with the first PC-based Qflix™ drives. Using an intuitive application, Roxio® Venue, movie collectors can [...]