SAN DIEGO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced the U.S. launch of a new generation of ScreenPlayâ¢ HD Media Products, including the top of the line IomegaÂ® ScreenPlayâ¢ Director HD Media Player, a feature-rich HD media player that makes it easy to browse your home network for content to watch on the TV, and also incorporates the Roxio CinemaNowâ¢ entertainment platform from Sonic SolutionsÂ® (Nasdaq: SNIC), giving consumers instant access to buy or rent movies and other premium entertainment from the Internet to view on your TV.
The new family of Iomega ScreenPlay HD Media Player products, on display at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (Booth # 31823, South Hall 3), represents the most versatile multimedia product offerings in the market today: three different products with different features at different prices. Â The ScreenPlay family of products includes something for everyone that wants to enjoy their videos, photos, music and all of their digital content on the TV, as well as the additional feature on select ScreenPlay HD Drives that enable renting or purchasing premium content from the Internet -- all without being connected to the computer. Â
"As the world's leader in HD media players, Iomega has changed the way consumers experience digital content on their home networks," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega and the Consumer and Small Business Products Division of EMC. Â "In Europe, our ScreenPlay products are best sellers that set the standard in the category. Â In the U.S., our new ScreenPlay HD Media Player products take that excellence to the next level with the addition of the Roxio CinemaNow online entertainment option, as well as exciting new high definition capabilities, greater compatibility with the most popular media file types, an improved user interface, wireless capabilities and so much more. Â More than ever before, consumers can sit on the sofa rather than in front of the PC and enjoy all of their multimedia content with Iomega's new ScreenPlay HD Media Player products."
Dave Habiger, president and CEO, Sonic Solutions, said, "It's exciting to see Iomega launching their new family of ScreenPlay HD media players, giving users a menu of great features that includes our Roxio CinemaNow online entertainment experience. Â For ease and enjoyment, there's nothing quite like digital entertainment in the livingroom. Â Users of the Iomega ScreenPlay Drive will appreciate how convenient it is to sit in front of the television and rent and buy premium content from the Internet through the CinemaNow platform."
Iomega ScreenPlay HD Media Player products create a convenient link between the home network and the home theater, giving users an easy way to enjoy their digital content from the best seat in the house. Â Users simply store content on the ScreenPlay's hard drive and then use a new intuitive remote to play the content on their large screen TV. Â
Press Release Source: Sonic Solutions On Wednesday January 6, 2010, 2:00 pm EST
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CES 2010 -- Sonic SolutionsÂ® (Nasdaq: SNIC) today announced that Toshiba has chosen the Roxio CinemaNowâ¢ platform to provide its customers convenient, trouble-free access to a broad library of premium digital entertainment. As part of the agreement, digital content services powered by the Roxio CinemaNow platform will be available on Toshiba's latest line of Blu-ray Disc players, as well as the company's ground-breaking CELL TVs*. The Roxio CinemaNow platform is being demonstrated by invitation at the Renaissance Hotel, Chairman Room, as part of the Consumer Electronics Show, January 7-10, 2010.
"Roxio CinemaNow is an important addition to our latest product line that will help make it easy for consumers to browse, purchase and enjoy the best in digital entertainment from the comfort of their living rooms," said Scott Ramirez, VP TV Marketing for Toshiba America Consumer Products. "Along with partners such as Sonic, we are helping to create a richer home entertainment experience by seamlessly merging access to content on physical disk with high-value services streamed over the Web."
"Toshiba's pioneering products are yet another example of how digitally delivered content is helping reshape the future of entertainment," said Mark Ely, executive vice president of Strategy, Sonic Solutions. "CES marks the beginning of a major wave that will change the landscape forever and result in digital entertainment access on home and mobile electronics becoming as common place as cameras on cell phones."
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, 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 Roxio 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 powers digital entertainment delivery for Best Buy and Blockbuster.