Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Akimbo Teams with Thomson and Movielink

Akimbo has formed a partnership with Thomson and Movielink to offer an Internet-based VOD service featuring premium Hollywood content.

Akimbo and Thomson will offer a co-branded Akimbo Player through national retail channels by early spring. The new Akimbo Player will offer recently released films and classic movies supplied by Movielink in addition to 8,000 titles already available on the Akimbo Service.

The new RCA Akimbo Player, priced at $199 with rebate, will features Ethernet and dual USB ports, providing consumer options for peripherals and home networking connectivity, such as through 802.11g adapters. The hard disk drive will allow Akimbo subscribers to store up to 150 hours of movies and video for on-demand playback. The RCA Akimbo Player is based on Thomson's next generation IP1100 IPTV platform which offers an array of advanced compression codecs to deliver improved video performance at lower bandwidths.

Akimbo is providing the software and service for the new RCA Akimbo player, based on the existing Akimbo Service.


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