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TiVo adds Disney, independent movies

Thu, 10/23/2008 - 8:15am
Mike Robuck

Starting next week, most TiVo owners will be able to download movies from Disney, while more independent movies are available today through a separate deal.

This morning, TiVo announced it would be adding a range of foreign and independent movies, such as “Supersize Me” and “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” that can be downloaded by its customers through an arrangement with Jaman.com. While the deal was announced earlier this year, today is the first day the movies are available for download by TiVo customers with broadband connections.

The Disney movies, which include classis such as “Dumb,” and “The Fox and the Hound,” as well as “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” will be available through a separate arrangement with CinemaNow, which offers movies in standard-definition for $2.99 each. CinemaNow offers other movies, but the deal with TiVo is just for the Disney content, according to published reports.

TiVo's Series3, HD DVR 
TiVo's Series3, HD DVR

The movies are available to TiVo subscribers who have TiVo Series2, Series3, TiVo HD and TiVo HD XL DVRs.

TiVo also has a deal in place with Amazon Video on Demand, which includes releases from major Hollywood studios.

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