CinemaNow

Interactive TV News Round-Up (VIII): Rovi, HP, Best Buy, Ziggo, DigiForge

--Rovi's RoxioNow Supporting HP MovieStore App on HP TouchPad
--Rovi in Deal to Support Best Buy's CinemaNow Service in Canada
--Rovi Loses EPG Patent-Infringement Case against Dutch Cable Operator, Ziggo
--Rovi Acquires DigiForge
Because the [itvt] editorial team is on the road this week, we are covering stories in this edition of the newsletter in round-up format: Rovi said Wednesday that its RoxioNow platform (which it acquired via its $720 million purchase of Sonic Solutions earlier this year--for more on the acquisition, see the interview with Rovi's EVP of product management and marketing, Corey Ferengul, published on itvt.com, January 7th) is powering a new HP MovieStore application for...

Sonic Solutions in Electronic Sell-Through Deal with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution

--TV Episodes to Be Available in HD on Roxio CinemaNow the Day After Network Broadcast
Sonic Solutions , the digital media company that in 2008 acquired the pioneering broadband VOD service/platform, CinemaNow (it subsequently added "Roxio" to the service's name in order to make its branding consistent with its other products), announced Monday that it has signed an electronic sell-through (EST) deal with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution that will see it digitally distributing commercial-free standard- and high-definition TV episodes the day after their network broadcast. The company, which says that...

Sonic Solutions to Launch Version 2.0 of Roxio CinemaNow at CES

--Incorporates Support for HD, 3D, Enhanced Storefronts, and Blu-ray-Style Interactivity
Sonic Solutions , the digital media company that in 2008 acquired the pioneering broadband VOD service/platform, CinemaNow (it subsequently added "Roxio" to the service's name in order to make its branding consistent with its other products), announced Monday that it is launching version 2.0 of Roxio CinemaNow at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. According to the company, the new version, which it will be demo'ing by invitation in the Renaissance Hotel's...

Sonic Solutions Partners with verve-media to Bring Interactive Video Commerce to Roxio CinemaNow

Sonic Solutions , the digital media company that last year acquired the pioneering broadband VOD service, CinemaNow (it subsequently added "Roxio" to the service's name in order to make its branding consistent with its other products), announced a deal last week to incorporate verve-media 's interactive commerce functionality into the Roxio CinemaNow platform. According to the company, its partnership with verve-media will enable content owners and retailers to "explore new innovative revenue models" through interactive,...

Sonic Solutions to Offer Roxio CinemaNow Service on Verismo's VuNow Over-the-Top Platform

--Sonic Teams with Widevine to Enable Delivery of CinemaNow Titles on USB Flash Memory Drives
Verismo Networks , a Silicon Valley-based company that offers an over-the-top-TV platform called VuNow (note: the platform has traditionally been offered in conjunction with a small set-top box device called the PoD; however, back in February, Verismo announced the launch of a global OEM initiative targeting consumer OEM's, content aggregators and ISP's-- see the article posted on itvt.com, May 8th ), will today announce a deal with Sonic Solutions to offer the latter's Roxio CinemaNow...

Sonic Solutions in 3D Over-the-Top Initiative

--Will Enable Viewing of 3D Roxio CinemaNow Content on 3D-Enabled PC's, HDTV's, Blu-ray Players
Sonic Solutions , the digital media company that last year acquired the pioneering broadband VOD service, CinemaNow (it subsequently added "Roxio" to the service's name in order to make its branding consistent with its other products), announced Tuesday that it is embarking on a 3D initiative, which it says will see it leveraging its various digital media applications, technologies and services, including Roxio CinemaNow, to provide consumers with a convenient way to access 3D movies...

Fujisoft Taps Sonic Solutions for Nintendo Wii VOD Service

Sonic Solutions announced Thursday that it is partnering with Fujisoft to deliver content from its Roxio CinemaNow broadband video-on-demand service to the Nintendo Wii game console (note: Sonic acquired the CinemaNow service last November and subsequently added the name "Roxio" to its branding). The content--initially comprised of new releases and library titles from Paramount Pictures--will be offered under the auspices of Minna no Theater Wii ("Everyone's Theater Wii"), a Fujisoft VOD service for the Japanese...