MUMBAI: Sonic Solutions and Verismo Networks have collaborated to enable consumers in India to instantly stream premium video entertainment. Verismo will begin offering video entertainment from Roxio CinemaNow as part of its VuNow Internet TV platform, which is available for a broad range of original equipment manufacturers, as well as service providers, and is currently being deployed by ACT Television as part of its IPTV services into 100,000 homes in Bangalore.
"Teaming with Sonic enables us to expand and enhance our already rich line up of instantly accessible digital entertainment that includes linear TV channels as well as a range of Web-based content. With the addition of on-demand premium entertainment from Roxio CinemaNow, our platform becomes a next-generation cable box capable of delivering the broad assortment of content that consumers crave," said Verismo Networks CEO Prakash Bhalerao.
Verismo’s Internet TV platform is an end-to-end solution consisting of a compact size set-top box, middleware and video-on-demand server. The unified solution combines IPTV with over-the-top Internet video to enable TV viewing of linear TV channels as well as web-based content.
"Our partnership with Verismo allows us to introduce consumers in India to the convenience, instant gratification and flexibility of digital entertainment from Roxio CinemaNow. This latest agreement, along with our previously announced partnership with Zip.ca in Canada, is part of our broader strategy to make anytime, anywhere access to high-quality entertainment a reality for more consumers in more regions," said Sonic Solutions executive vice president of strategy Mark Ely.
Sonic has relationships with more than 250 content providers and a content portfolio that includes entertainment from all major Hollywood studios and independent distributors. Roxio CinemaNow offers a selection of premium video entertainment for rental or purchase, including new releases from major Hollywood studios often on the same day the DVD is available in stores. Roxio CinemaNow is currently powering internet movie stores for Lionsgate, Warner Bros. and Blockbuster, and is instantly accessible through Bestbuy.com.