CinemaNow to Offer Selected Programs from HDNet’s High-Definition Library | CinemaNow, Inc., the leader in video-on-demand for broadband, today announced an agreement with HDNet, the leading high-definition television network, to make several unique and exciting titles from HDNet’s original high-definition library available on a download-to-own basis via the CinemaNow Web site (www.cinemanow.com). This marks the first time that HDNet has made its distinct library of high-definition programming available on-demand via an online broadband service.
“HDNet features more original high-definition content than any other network, and we are always looking for innovative new media outlets to distribute our exciting line up of news, sports, music and entertainment programming,” said Mark Cuban, co-founder and president of HDNet. “As the leader in digital video distribution online, CinemaNow understands the value of high-definition content and allows us to reach an even greater audience for our original series.”
“As the demand for more high-definition content continues to grow, CinemaNow has quickly established itself as the leader in `HDVOD’,” said Bruce Eisen, president of CinemaNow. “HDNet represents one of the strongest brands in high definition, and we are thrilled to add their high-quality productions to our HD line-up.”
Among the content being made available on CinemaNow are over 100 episodes from HDNet’s vast library of original series, including “Across America,” “Get Out!” and several other HDNet specials. As part of the agreement, users of CinemaNow will be able to download permanent copies of HDNet’s programming for unlimited playback on the device they download it to. The high-definition versions will be available in Windows Media Video HD.