AT&T and Akimbo Systems have agreed to offer the Internet-based Akimbo video-on-demand service to subscribers of AT&T’s Homezone TV service, scheduled to launch later this summer.
AT&T Homezone subscribers will use their converged set-top boxes to access thousands of video programs and movies.
AT&T Homezone, currently in trial in several states, will integrate AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet and AT&T | DISH Network programming to provide video on demand, digital video recording and Internet content, including photos and music, via a new set-top box. AT&T Homezone will be available to customers who purchase both AT&T | DISH Network satellite television and AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet services.
AT&T plans to offer the content available from Akimbo’s library of more than 10,000 television programs and movies-on-demand. Akimbo video-on-demand service offers videos and movies from more than 165 content partners throughout the world. Each week, Akimbo adds more than 150 new mainstream and niche titles in 85 different categories, such as music, sports, independent film, anime, major motion pictures, education, children’s programming and foreign language.
The service will have an online guide that enables AT&T Homezone subscribers to view a comprehensive listing of all Akimbo videos and movies. To help subscribers find videos that match their interests, the on-screen guide features a video search function, full program descriptions and video previews. Customers can also access the guide remotely from an Internet-connected computer to browse and download programs so that new shows are available for viewing when they get home.