CinemaNow Has Hands in Cookie Jar

Cookie Jar Ent. today announced that its television shows will be made available for download via a licensing agreement with CinemaNow Inc. Starting this fall, more than 400 individual episodes of series including the animated favorites Johnny Test and The Adventures of Paddington Bear will be available for purchase at www.cinemanow.com.

‘We are delighted to team up with CinemaNow to allow fans to download and burn classic Cookie Jar shows,’ said Josette Bonte, Cookie Jar’s VP Digital Media. ‘We are happy to partner with such a progressive new media distribution platform’the first to introduce burn-to-DVD to web consumers in North America.’

This first download deal for Cookie Jar in the U.S. will offer surfers a catalog of downloadable shows that includes Dark Oracle, Madeline, Mona the Vampire, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and Upstairs Downstairs Bears. Individual episodes will be available for $1.99 each. Sets of episodes from the same season will be available to burn to DVD for $14.99.

CinemaNow offers more than 10,000 feature films and popular TV shows under several viewing models, including download-to-own, pay-per-view, burn-to-DVD purchase and free streaming. Customers can start watching a video in as little as 30 seconds or download the file and watch it anytime on compatible PCs, laptops or portable devices.