Novato, Calif. -
said Monday it has made an alliance with set-top bridge device developer
to provide consumers new options for accessing premium content on a range of next-generation, connected devices.
Through the deal, Boxee is to license the RoxioNow entertainment platform to power premium entertainment storefronts through its web-to-TV desktop application, as well as upcoming set-top boxes, TVs and mobile devices running Boxee, the companies said.
Content providers still must review and approve the arrangements.
"RoxioNow offers a comprehensive solution that will enable users to access premium entertainment services instantly through Boxee," stated Avner Ronen, Boxee CEO. "With RoxioNow-powered digital entertainment services, we continue our efforts to expand the variety of premium content we can stream instantly to anyone with a broadband connection."
"Boxee is leading the charge to bring the creativity and flexibility of the web to the TV, and is another example of how our RoxioNow technologies and infrastructure can enable a wide array of companies to quickly develop and launch premium content services," said Dave Habiger, CEO Sonic Solutions. "We continue to help a diverse range of companies launch compelling entertainment services and form ongoing relationships with their customers."
The RoxioNow platform serves a broad range of premium content manufacturers of home and mobile electronics devices, 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 streaming video on demand content services.
Powered by RoxioNow stores enable consumers to instantly rent and purchase movies and TV programs to watch on their devices. Through a RoxioNow online entertainment locker, users have the ability to play back content ordered on additional consumer electronics products.
RoxioNow currently provides streaming video services for partners including Best Buy, Blockbuster and Lionsgate.