Warner Bros. Pact for CinemaNow


Internet movie-download service CinemaNow Inc. (www.cinemanow.com) announced its second licensing agreement in two days, this one with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group.

Under terms of the agreement, CinemaNow will offer select movies and television shows from the content provider on a download-to-own basis.

CinemaNow announced a similar deal with Buena Vista Home Entertainment Wednesday.

Warner Bros. television series Babylon 5 and The Dukes of Hazzard are currently available on CinemaNow, with additional titles to be added soon.

Movies will initially include Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as well as catalog favorites such as The Matrix and 2001: A Space Odyssey, with Firewall joining the list June 6 and 16 Blocks June 13 -- the same day as their DVD releases.

Besides Warner Bros. and Buena Vista, CinemaNow has agreements in place with content providers including 20th Century Fox Corp., ABC News, The Walt Disney Co., HDNet, Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., Miramax Films, NBC Universal, Sony Entertainment Corp. and Sundance Channel.