Sonic Solutions today announced the availability of the RoxioNow entertainment platform on the latest System LSI in the UniPhier® series from the Panasonic Corporation. The integration will enable consumers to instantly stream a broad catalog of premium digital entertainment, including the newest movie releases, on a wide range of next-generation connected HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players from multiple manufacturers*.

"The combination of RoxioNow and UniPhier will bring the latest in digital entertainment to an exciting variety of new-generation system LSI solutions," said Koji Kitamura, General Manager, Software & Solution Development Center, Semiconductor Company, Panasonic Corporation. "Panasonic is working closely with Sonic to ensure high-quality entertainment experiences are available to consumers instantly, whenever and wherever they want them."

"Our collaboration with Panasonic, and integration into its system-on-a-chip reference design, provides us with a tremendous opportunity to further expand the ecosystem of connected devices that are compatible with RoxioNow-powered services," said Mark Ely, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Sonic Solutions. "This latest collaboration is additional proof that digitally delivered entertainment is now a must-have feature for consumer electronic devices."

The RoxioNow platform serves a broad range of premium content, including new movies and next-day TV programs, to a growing, multi-manufacturer ecosystem of home and mobile electronics including PCs, connected TVs, set-top DVRs, Blu-ray Disc players, smartphones, 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. "Powered by RoxioNow(TM)" stores enable consumers to instantly rent and purchase high-quality entertainment on their favorite device and, through the RoxioNow online entertainment locker, the flexibility to playback content ordered on additional consumer electronics devices. RoxioNow powers digital entertainment delivery for a range of companies including Best Buy, Blockbuster, Dell, HP, Kmart, Lionsgate, and Sears, and is available on a broad variety of consumer electronics devices.