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Written by Adrian Covert. Following previous revelations that TiVo would be teaming up with CinemaNow to provide users with Disney movie rentals straight from their DVRs, they appear ready to unleash that content to the public, with digital film provider Jaman.com also along for the ride. […]

Written by Adrian Covert.

Following previous revelations that TiVo would be teaming up with CinemaNow to provide users with Disney movie rentals straight from their DVRs, they appear ready to unleash that content to the public, with digital film provider Jaman.com also along for the ride. Rentals from CinemaNow will be available next week for $2.99, while content from Jaman.com is available now for $1.99, with a 24-hour rental period for both. CinemaNow will only offer Disney rentals on TiVo for now, but plan to include movies from other studios in the near future. A number of shorts and full-length movies on Jaman.com are also available for free.

Contrary to previous promises of HD, movies only come in standard definition and include Disney classics like Dumbo, major blockbuster films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, and independent favorites including Supersize Me. With the current streaming media arms race going on between electronics companies, TiVo is actively trying to differentiate itself from competitors as more than just a DVR.

Adrian Covert is a San Francisco-based tech journalist and television addict.

  1. Adrian – any word on if/when TiVo will be opening up as a “platform”? Our users sure would LOVE putting their Mefeedia “Queue” into their TiVos.

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  2. [...] TiVo Adds Jaman, CinemaNowFollowing previous revelations that TiVo would be teaming up with CinemaNow to provide users with Disney movie rentals straight from their DVRs, they appear ready to unleash that [...]

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  3. [...] a destination site, instead working to get its store onto devices such as HP MediaSmart Connect and TiVo as well as through some Dish Satellite boxes. Qflix software can be found on devices from Dell and [...]

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  4. [...] the first round of layoffs in October, Jaman signed content from indie distributor E1 and 60Frames, got distribution on TiVo, and opened an office in the UK (which has apparently since closed). Earlier in 2008, the company [...]

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