Monday, April 9, 2007

Akimbo VOD Service Now Available for TV and PC

Akimbo's Internet video-on-demand service will be available next week in beta release for Windows XP and Vista-based PCs. The service has previously only been available to the Akimbo set-top box.

Akimbo used the Sonic Solutions' Roxio Venue, a rich media management application, to make the Akimbo Service available on PCs. The service offers a progressive download feature, allowing users to begin to watch videos before the download is complete. Later this year, consumers will also be able to securely burn Akimbo videos onto recordable DVDs that play on standard DVD players as well as PCs, which will be enabled using Sonic DVD On Demand technology.