Akimbo Adds Discovery, New Features


Internet video-on-demand provider Akimbo Systems has added Discovery Networks U.S. content, and it is offering a download-to-own platform to subscribers.

The Discovery content covers flagship network Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Military Channel and Discovery Kids Channel, with programs including MythBusters, Corwin’s Quest, HI-5 and Darcy’s Wild Life.

Akimbo now sports 4,000 programs available for $9.99 per month.

The download-to-own feature allows consumers to purchase content and keep it on their hard drives forever. Consumers can store titles in the “Akimbo Player” or through Microsoft Corp.’s “Windows Media Center.” Early next year, consumers will be able to purchase titles for burning to DVDs using “Windows Media Format.”