ARCHOS Announces Global Content Relationship With Paramount Digital Entertainment

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008
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Paramount Pictures Titles to Be Pre-Loaded on the ARCHOS TV+ for Immediate Viewing Without Download

ARCHOSNEW YORK, NY — ARCHOS announces today a global relationship with Paramount Digital Entertainment that brings hundreds of Paramount movies to ARCHOS Portable Media Players (PMPs), allowing consumers to watch favorite movies such as “Cloverfield,” “Shooter,” and “Beowulf” on the go or in the living room. Covering North America and major countries in Europe, the Paramount library will be both preloaded onto the ARCHOS TV+ WiFi Digital Video Recorder (DVR) for one-click viewing on the TV, and available directly from ARCHOS portable devices or online at

Through the relationship, many Paramount Pictures titles will be preloaded onto the ARCHOS TV+ WiFi DVR for purchase and immediate playback — without downloading. ARCHOS also announces it is expanding its content store to include Paramount movies. Currently comprising the ARCHOS Content Portal, the store offers thousands of movies and TV shows for ARCHOS portable devices — downloaded wirelessly to the players or first to a PC or Mac. The expanded content store will launch this spring and will include more movies, TV shows, music, games and more. Specific content partners and store details will be unveiled this spring.

“ARCHOS is building an extensive global content store and our agreement with Paramount Digital Entertainment is a great step in giving our customers the latest entertainment content wherever they go,” said Henri Crohas, ARCHOS founder and CEO. “Accessing favorite movies, TV shows or games is an important element in the anywhere entertainment lifestyle consumers have adopted. ARCHOS remains the only company providing a way to download this content wirelessly to a portable player, and is providing the easiest access to content through our combined store and award-winning wireless devices.”

“ARCHOS is creating advanced solutions including smart pre-loading features that support our strategy to develop alternative digital distribution channels,” states Thomas Lesinski, President, Paramount Digital Entertainment. “ARCHOS has the technical strength, retail credibility and robust consumer ecosystem to deliver our content in the most flexible way digital consumers want it.”

ARCHOS Unveils Anywhere Entertainment Products for Generation 5 Line

ARCHOS announced separately today a host of new software and services that enhance the entertainment value of their Generation 5 line. The new ARCHOS GPS In-Car Holder for the 605 WiFi brings entertainment and navigation together in one device for consumers for the ultimate road trip companion. Additionally, ARCHOS wireless PMPs are the only devices to support the new Adobe Flash Player 9, letting consumers enjoy nearly every online video and Flash game available on the Web. Finally, the new TVportation feature brings live television streamed from the ARCHOS TV+ to any wireless-enabled device, including ARCHOS players, smartphones, laptops and computers anywhere in the world.