Marin County, California (April 3, 2000) Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC) and RAVISENT Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: RVST) today announced a joint effort to bring the new Streaming DVD video standard to millions of PC users worldwide. Sonic Solutions will deliver Streaming DVD authoring applications for the creation of interactive, streaming video content.
RAVISENT will integrate support for the Streaming DVD format into its CineMaster family of web-integrated PC Digital Media Players, and extend the new format with its Media Access Control technology, enabling secure e-commerce delivery for content creators and distributors. This collaboration allows consumers to play back streaming DVD content over the Internet using the same interactive menus and navigation as on a physical DVD disc.
“Sonic Solutions has been a pioneering force in developing DVD authoring solutions and expanding the uses of the DVD format,” said Alan McCann, Senior Vice-president and General Manager for RAVISENTs Personal Computer Business. “This close partnership and collaborative effort further validates our strategy of providing OEMs and end users with a fully integrated suite of digital video playback solutions. This demonstrates that RAVISENT software is a critical element enabling consumers to play compelling interactive DVD content over the Web.”