Jaman inks deal with TiVo for indie films

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MUMBAI: Jaman.com and TiVo Inc. have inked a deal wherein TiVo subscribers will soon be able to access thousands of American independent and international film titles directly from the TV screen via their TiVo DVR.

The service will be available in the coming months to broadband-connected TiVo Series2 and Series3 subscribers. Viewers will be able to browse and select from Jaman’s library, featuring titles such as Oscar-nominated Paheli, Loverboy (Sundance) with Kyra Sedgwick, All About Lily Chou-Chou (Berlin International Film Festival) and Dardennes Brothers’ La Promesse (Cannes/Toronto).

TiVo and Jaman’s relationship significantly expands the number of independent and international titles available to TiVo subscribers while providing a perfect complement to TiVo’s popular Amazon Unbox offering, which currently boasts thousands of movies and TV shows.

“By capitalizing on TiVo’s vast big-screen user experience, we’re making it even easier for people to discover, browse and enjoy our catalog of high definition, edgy and award-winning films on their TVs. This venture cements our position as a leading online provider of movies, offering unique and original content that viewers can’t find anywhere else,” said Jaman CEO Gaurav Dhillon.

The relationship with TiVo extends Jaman’s broad cross-platform leadership with support for set-top boxes, PCs, Macs, SanDisk’s TakeTV and DivX. It also illustrates the continuing emphasis TiVo is placing on providing unique broadband services to their customers.

“We’re delighted to introduce the availability of Jaman to our TiVo subscribers and we think it’ll prove to be an exceptionally popular addition to our already robust broadband offerings. This joint alliance significantly increases the selection of international and award-winning movies made available to TiVo subscribers, giving them more choices and easy access to premium content not available elsewhere,” said TiVo Inc vice president and general manager content services Tara Maitra.

With Jaman on TiVo, viewers will be able to both rent and purchase films starting at $1.99, with a number of shorts and full-length films that are available to download for free.