Sonic and Zip.ca Unveil Plans to Bring Movie Downloads to Canada



    Zip.ca Powered by Roxio CinemaNow to Provide Access to Digital Hollywood
    Hits on PCs and Connected Devices

    NOVATO, CA, and OTTAWA, ON, June 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Sonic Solutions(R)
(NASDAQ:   SNIC) and Zip.ca today announced a partnership to provide Canadian
consumers access to high-quality digital movie downloads. As part of the
alliance, Zip.ca will introduce a digital movie service powered by Roxio
CinemaNow(R), offering movies and TV episodes that can be instantly downloaded
and enjoyed on PCs. In addition, the service will be embedded in consumer
electronics (CE), enabling consumers to stream premium video entertainment
directly to a range of home and mobile devices.
    The partnership and introduction of digital movie delivery enhances the
Zip.ca subscription service, which currently offers Canadians access to over
72,000 DVD titles via mail. It will also mark an important expansion for Roxio
CinemaNow, which will gain a strong foothold in the Canadian marketplace and
the ability to offer CE device partners a more flexible, multi-region enabled
solution.
    "Our collaboration with Sonic will allow Zip.ca to provide subscribers a
new, flexible way to digitally access high quality entertainment in addition
to the full catalog we currently offer by mail," said Curt Millar, CEO,
Zip.ca. "We are already Canada's leading DVD rental service; now we hope to
fuel membership and growth by becoming consumers' destination for seamless
digital movie access - a one-stop Entertainment shop."
    The companies are currently collaborating with content owners to build an
entertainment library that will expand over time and include new releases,
catalog movies and TV shows. This will result in the first large-scale
commercial movie download service in Canada. Zip.ca is exploring a number of
models for its digital service including al a carte rentals and purchases as
well as subscription-based options.
    "We look forward to a strong partnership with Zip.ca and introducing
Canadian consumers to the convenience, instant gratification and flexibility
of digital entertainment from Roxio CinemaNow," said Mark Ely, executive vice
president of strategy, Sonic Solutions. "Entering new markets is another part
of our strategy to make anytime, anywhere access to a broad variety of premium
entertainment a reality for more consumers. Zip.ca's reach and leadership in
the market will help make this happen in a more timely fashion."
    Roxio CinemaNow offers a massive selection of premium video entertainment
for rental or purchase, including new films from major Hollywood studios often
on the same day the DVD is available in stores. CinemaNow's cloud-based media
services power devices from multiple manufacturers, forming a connected
ecosystem that consumers can use to seamlessly choose, move and view video
entertainment. The CinemaNow ecosystem includes PCs, connected TVs, set top
DVRs, Blu-ray Disc and mobile media players from leading manufacturers such as
Archos, Dell, HP, LG, Microsoft, Pioneer and TiVo. As well as being available
on a range of consumer electronics, Roxio CinemaNow is currently powering
internet movie delivery for Blockbuster and is instantly accessible through
Bestbuy.com.

    About Zip.ca

    Zip.ca is Canada's leading online video rental service, offering members
access to an ever-growing DVD library of over 72,000 titles that is stocked
with everything from blockbusters to obscure niche favourites. The convenient
membership service combines a simple title-selection process, with no due
dates or late fees and quick home-delivery. Zip.ca is a privately held company
based in Ottawa, Canada.

    About Sonic Solutions

    Sonic Solutions(R) (NASDAQ:   SNIC) is powering the digital media ecosystem
through its complete range of Hollywood to Home(TM) applications, services,
and technologies. Sonic's Roxio(R) products enable consumers to easily manage
and enjoy personal digital media content as well as 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 the Roxio CinemaNow service. 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.
    Sonic, the Sonic logo, Sonic Solutions, Roxio, CinemaNow, and Hollywood
to Home, are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by Sonic Solutions in
the United States and/or other countries. All other company or product names
are trademarks 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.




For further information:

For further information: Rob Begg, (902) 452-4144, Rob.begg@zip.ca

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