The system will integrate RoxioNow, Sonic's platform for the internet delivery of entertainment to connected devices, with MOD Systems' solution for self-service digital download kiosks.
Sonic said that participating retailers would be able to provide consumers' convenient in-store and connected-device options for purchasing digital film and television titles that can be easily accessed and enjoyed from a wide range of devices including PCs, laptops, Blu-ray Disc players, HDTVs, and smart phones.
The integrated solution supports approved digital content distribution standards, and is being designed to be compatible with Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), an industry consortium developing a digital content distribution ecosystem that will provide consumers with an easy way to access, purchase and play digital content.
The companies' combined solution would allow retailers to offer consumers access to a wide array of digital entertainment for purchase from online digital download and streaming storefronts. Entertainment from online storefronts will be streamed or downloaded to portable and connected devices through the RoxioNow entertainment platform.
Anthony Bay, chairman and CEO of MOD Systems, said: “Together with Sonic, we're taking a major step toward meeting the long-standing vision of the entertainment industry by giving consumers easy access to digital entertainment whether in-store, online, at home, or on the go, all sold and supported by the retailer brands consumers trust.”
Dave Habiger, president and CEO of Sonic Solutions, said: “Leveraging kiosks to provide an in-store way for consumers to purchase entertainment in a digital form will help educate more consumers to the convenience and flexibility digital entertainment can afford them.”
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