Akimbo Lets Consumers Download and View Thousands of Hit Movies and Shows on TV
SAN MATEO, Calif. — Feb. 6, 2007 — Akimbo has made it easier than ever for consumers to take TV entertainment into their own hands. Now they can discover Akimbo’s award-winning Internet video-on-demand service with a $100 instant savings offer for the RCA Akimbo Player, which connects to the Internet and stores up to 100 hours of digital video for viewing on TV. For a limited time, consumers will receive a $100 instant savings when they purchase the RCA Akimbo Player to access Akimbo’s acclaimed collection of more than 14,000 movies, TV series and unique shows they won’t find on demand anywhere else. Viewers simply browse the user-friendly Akimbo Guide on a TV screen, download videos to the RCA Akimbo Player and enjoy them whenever they want.
With hundreds of titles added weekly, Akimbo ensures there’s always something interesting to watch. Movie fans need not hike to the video store or wait for DVDs to arrive by mail when they can explore the Akimbo Guide to choose from over 1,000 recent Hollywood studio movies via Movielink. Viewers will also find an astounding array of specialty titles spanning more than 100 categories — including indie flicks, classic films, foreign language, travelogues, how-to programs, sports, children’s programming, popular video blogs and the latest user-submitted gems from Yahoo! Video.
Baseball enthusiasts eager for Opening Day can enjoy condensed versions of the entire 2006 season of Major League Baseball or great games of the past. Anglophiles will find the entire series of the BBC hit “Fawlty Towers” and episodes of the mystery program “Maigret.” Japanese anime fans will love that Akimbo features an extensive library of the latest videos from The Anime Network and AnimeOne. Akimbo truly has something for everyone.
The RCA Akimbo Player has an MSRP of $199.99. Akimbo’s $100 instant savings offer is in effect until March 31. Consumers can purchase the RCA Akimbo Player from Akimbo.com, Amazon.com, Fry’s Electronics stores and Frys.com. A monthly subscription to Akimbo costs $9.99.
Akimbo is the first company to deliver digital-quality video-on-demand to any television via a broadband-Internet connection. In 2006, the company was named to the OnHollywood 100 by AlwaysOn for its easy-to-use and affordable Internet video-on-demand service. As an aggregator of brand-name and specialty video content, Akimbo provides one of the worlds’ largest collections of on-demand programming to companies including AT&T, Microsoft Corp., Sonic Solutions and Thomson Corp. Akimbo has offices in San Mateo, Calif. and is funded by AT&T, Blueprint Ventures, Cisco Systems Inc., Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sprout Group and Zone Ventures. For more information, visit www.akimbo.com.
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James Cortese A&R Edelman for Akimbo