Sonic Solutions announced today that it will provide Hewlett-Packard Company
with Sonic's MyDVD software for recording and authoring DVD-Videos. Under an
agreement between the two companies, Sonic will be the exclusive supplier of
DVD-video authoring software to be bundled with HP's DVD+RW drive, which is
expected to ship later this summer.
``HP's DVD-writer, along with Sonic's MyDVD software, will allow consumers to
create their own custom DVD-Video discs with unprecedented speed and ease of
use,'' said Robert J. Doris, president of Sonic Solutions. ``HP is the clear
market leader in recordable CD drives, and we are delighted to be collaborating
with them to deliver a breakthrough video solution with their upcoming DVD+RW
``Our experience and success with CD-writers has allowed HP to become very
close to the digital entertainment consumer and their emerging needs to do more
with video and music,'' said John Spofford, vice president and general manager
of HP's Colorado Personal Storage Solutions division. ``With Sonic's help, we
can offer customers an easy-to-use video creation solution that will allow them
to enhance and share their home videos.''