Support for New Technology Platform Includes Hollywood Movies from CinemaNow Japan
MARINA DEL REY, Calif.--Jan. 10, 2006--CinemaNow Inc., the leader in video-on-demand for broadband, today announced support for Intel(R) Viiv(TM)-technology-based PCs on a global basis. This announcement includes content from CinemaNow`s US-based service, as well as CinemaNow Japan Inc., a Tokyo-based subsidiary company which serves the Japanese broadband market.
"In building the first truly global video distribution network CinemaNow is able to provide people around the world access to the entertainment they are most interested in," said Curt Marvis, CEO of CinemaNow and chairman of CinemaNow Japan. "The new Intel Viiv technology enables users to easily access their digital entertainment and helps us expand our reach around the world."
Launched in 1999, CinemaNow Inc. continues to be at the forefront of digital-video delivery, offering movie downloads from major studios as well as high-definition content and support for portable devices. In 2005, CinemaNow and its partners launched CinemaNow Japan to better serve the expanding Japanese market on a more localized level. CinemaNow Japan recently became the first online service to offer movie downloads from a major Hollywood studio to the Japanese market via an online subscription over the open internet with the addition of content from Warner Bros. Throughout 2006 CinemaNow will continue its international expansion into new territories, all of which will make content available for Intel`s Viiv technology platform.
"Adding CinemaNow`s video content for the Intel Viiv-technology-based PCs further supports our strategy to help deliver a broad and exciting selection of digital entertainment for the home," said Kevin Corbett, vice president, Digital Home Group, general manager, Content Services Group, Intel. "CinemaNow`s effort to deliver high-quality video content on a worldwide basis is an ideal complement to the Intel Viiv technology platform."
CinemaNow, Inc. (www.cinemanow.com) is the global leader in broadband video-on-demand. CinemaNow legally offers content from a library of more than 7,500 new and classic movies, television programs, music concerts and music videos from 20th Century Fox, ABC News, Disney, HDNet, Lions Gate, MGM, Miramax, NBC Universal, Sony, Sundance Channel, Warner Bros. and more than 250 other licensors via downloading or streaming. Founded in 1999, CinemaNow continues to be an innovator in the video-on-demand industry with the introduction of high-definition content and support for portable media devices. CinemaNow counts Menlo Ventures, Lions Gate Entertainment, Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Blockbuster as investors.
About CinemaNow Japan
CinemaNow Japan, Inc. (http://www.cinemanow.jp) was established on April 20, 2005, as a joint venture between US-based CinemaNow, Inc., Tokyo-based transcosmos inc., and US-based Microsoft Corporation to provide broadband video-on-demand services in Japan. The company`s movie download services give customers quick and easy access to a wide range of content, including major Hollywood titles that have not been released in Japan.
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Edelman for CinemaNow