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Sonic Solutions Brings Movies to Open Screen Project

Premium Entertainment Services Powered by Roxio CinemaNow to be Part of Adobe Flash Platform

NOVATO, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC) today announced that it has joined the Open Screen Project, an industry-wide initiative led by Adobe to provide consumers consistent internet and rich media experiences across the broadest possible range of consumer electronics. Sonic's participation in the Open Screen Project and support for the Adobe® Flash® Platform will enable manufacturers of connected devices including televisions, set-top boxes, mobile phones and other consumer electronics to quickly incorporate and deploy premium entertainment services powered by Roxio CinemaNow(TM) such as those offered by Best Buy and Blockbuster.

"Sonic is a strong believer in open standards and industry initiatives that help provide consumers a richer and more convenient entertainment experience," said Mark Ely, executive vice president of strategy, Sonic Solutions. "By collaborating in the Open Screen Project we expect to significantly advance the availability of digital movie services and allow millions of consumers to enjoy their favorite entertainment when and where they choose."

Led by Adobe, the Open Screen Project includes close to 50 industry leaders working together to provide a consistent runtime environment and user experience across mobile phones, desktops, and other consumer electronics devices. The initiative addresses the challenges of Web browsing on a broad range of devices, and removes the barriers to publishing content and applications seamlessly across screens. For more information, visit www.openscreenproject.org.

"As an innovator of digital entertainment technologies, applications and services, Sonic is a great addition to the Open Screen Project and we are looking forward to working with them to make it effortless for consumers to connect to their favorite content," said David Wadhwani, vice president and general manager, Platform Business at Adobe. "The Adobe Flash Platform combined with services powered by Roxio CinemaNow will help create a more enjoyable and consistent consumer entertainment experience across virtually any device or network."

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, game consoles, 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 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 is currently powering internet movie delivery for Blockbuster and is powering upcoming digital entertainment delivery services for Best Buy.

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 market acceptance and success of Sonic Solutions' participation in Open Screen Project. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties. This press release should be read in conjunction with Sonic Solutions' most recent annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly Forms 10-Q and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of each company's business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. Sonic Solutions does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.

Sonic, the Sonic logo, Sonic Solutions, Roxio, Roxio CinemaNow, and Hollywood to Home, are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by Sonic Solutions in the United States and/or other countries. Adobe® and Adobe Flash®(TM) are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Any other company or product names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic Solutions under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject to change without notice.

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