updated 10/20/2010 10:16:16 AM ET 2010-10-20T14:16:16

ADVISORY, Oct. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Sonic Solutions (SNIC) will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, David Habiger, Chief Executive Officer of Sonic Solutions (SNIC), will preside over the NASDAQ Opening Bell. Mr. Habiger will be joined by representatives from partner companies Best Buy, LG, Panasonic, and Samsung.

Although sometimes mistaken as the burger chain (a fact the company plans to make light of during the ceremony), Sonic Solutions is in fact a leading digital media software company that's helping power the entertainment industry's transition to digital distribution through its recognized brands Roxio and DivX.

Sonic is at NASDAQ to celebrate the success of its RoxioNow digital entertainment platform which is powering retailer and studio movie stores on hundreds of new consumer electronics device models shipping this fall. For consumers, the result will mean instant access to the best in entertainment from their favorite home and mobile devices. 

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET       

Contacts:

Media Relations:
Chris Taylor
(408) 367-5231
chris_taylor@sonic.com

Investor Relations:
Nils Erdmann
(415) 893-8032
nils_erdmann@sonic.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Robert Madden
(646) 441-5045
Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3 / C22, 87 degrees West, downlink frequency 4140 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.

Facebook and Twitter:

For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/nasdaqomx                                   

For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx

Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at:
http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About RoxioNow

The RoxioNow platform serves a broad range of premium content, including new movies and next-day TV programs, to a growing, multi-manufacturer ecosystem of home and mobile electronics 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 the entertainment supply chain, add value to product offerings and form ongoing relationships with customers. "Powered by RoxioNow" stores enable consumers to instantly rent and purchase high-quality entertainment on their favorite device and, through the RoxioNow online entertainment library, access their content at any time, on any RoxioNow-powered device. RoxioNow has been selected to power digital entertainment delivery for a range of companies including Best Buy, Blockbuster, Dell, HP, Lionsgate, and Sears/Kmart, and is available on a broad variety of consumer electronics devices.

About Sonic Solutions (SNIC):

Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq:SNIC) enables digital media from Hollywood to home. For more than a decade, Sonic product, service, and technology brands including Roxio®, RoxioNow, DivX®, and MainConcept, have fueled home entertainment, powered rich digital media functionality on a range of platforms for a variety of partners, and inspired unique personal media experiences for hundreds of millions of consumers. Sonic technologies are now combining to deliver a universal platform for Hollywood Studios, retailers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and PC OEMs that provides consumers instant access to premium entertainment from virtually anywhere. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California. Learn more at www.sonic.com .

About NASDAQ OMX:

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,800 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX Group offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North; and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX Group technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX Group exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.

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