Archos and CinemaNow have announced that they have signed a content partnership agreement to deliver online video content and services directly to consumers.

Although details are scarce, the two company's say that the new features will be included in Archos' Generation 5 products expected to be announced later this year.

CinemaNow is the 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.

ARCHOS and CinemaNow will unveil additional details of the content partnership during the launch of the Generation 5 line of ARCHOS devices this summer.

We will keep you posted.