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Funai Will Have CinemaNow on Future TVs, Blu-ray Players

15 Oct, 2009 By: Chris Tribbey

Funai Electric will feature Sonic Solutions’ Roxio CinemaNow on upcoming HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players, the company announced Oct. 14. Funai’s brands include Sylvania, Philips, Magnavox and Emerson.

“We are in the midst of a major shift in consumers’ home entertainment viewing behavior,” said Sonic CEO and president Dave Habiger. “Our collaboration with Funai, one of the world’s leading makers of consumer electronics, will help further fuel this transition by delivering convenient, digital access to premium entertainment on new range of affordable, high quality digital home appliances.”

Hideaki Funakoshi, GM of Funai’s DVD division, added that “the inclusion of Roxio CinemaNow technology powering convenient access to high-quality entertainment [is an] important driver for consumer adoption of our next-generation devices.

“Our relationship with Sonic is an important step we are taking to address the emerging market demand for direct access to Internet movie downloads from connected devices.”

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