Sonic to Deliver Digital Movies on New Lenovo Smartbook

Provides Customers Convenient Access to Premium Entertainment Powered by Roxio CinemaNow

Jan 06, 2010, 09:30 ET from Sonic Solutions

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CES 2010 -- Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC) today announced that the Roxio CinemaNow(TM) platform will be available on the new Lenovo Skylight smartbook, providing convenient, trouble-free access to a broad library of premium entertainment*. With the inclusion of services powered by Roxio CinemaNow, consumers will be able to browse, purchase, and download digital titles and begin watching them in minutes from virtually anywhere. Lenovo Skylight smartbook will be available in the U.S. starting in April. The Roxio CinemaNow platform is being demonstrated by invitation at the Renaissance Hotel, Chairman Room, as part of the Consumer Electronics Show, January 7-10, 2010.

"We are in the midst of a major shift in how consumers access and enjoy entertainment," said Dave Habiger, president and CEO, Sonic Solutions. "Our collaboration with Lenovo, one of the foremost makers of PCs, will help further fuel this transition by delivering convenient, digital access to premium entertainment on new mobile systems."

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 online movie storage, 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.

"Our innovative mobile Internet devices are designed to improve and enrich consumers' digital lifestyles on the go," said Peter Gaucher, executive director, Mobile Internet Product Management, Lenovo. "Digital content delivery from Roxio complements our Skylight smartbook device and takes advantage of its long battery life, robust connectivity, and high definition screen allowing customers to download and enjoy their favorite movies wherever they go."

About Sonic Solutions

Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC) is powering the digital media ecosystem through its complete range of Hollywood to Home(TM) applications, services, and technologies. Sonic's Roxio® products enable consumers to easily manage and enjoy personal digital media content and, through Roxio CinemaNow(TM), 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-powered services. 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.

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*Pending final device review by content providers

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