updated 02:05 am EDT, Tue April 24, 2007
Content for Archos players
Media player manufacturer Archos and online media content provider CinemaNow have signed an agreement to deliver online video content and services directly to consumers. The move is yet another mobile content partnership attempt to compete with Apple's popular iPod player and industry-leading iTunes Store. While details are expected to be announced later this summer, CinemaNow will be first online video service to offer downloads to consumers in 1500K single-file format, which can be played on desktop and laptop PCs, Media Center Edition PCs, and Archos portable media players. The companies will unveil additional details of the content partnership during the launch of the Generation 5 line of Archos devices this summer. Archos in early March announced its miniscule 20GB music jukebox and its 704 Wi-Fi-enabled flagship player.