Akimbo Offers Cable Content in Net Package


Akimbo Systems -- which plans to launch Internet video-on-demand programming for broadband subscribers in October -- has added content from Turner Broadcasting System Inc., Granada TV and Quiksilver Inc.

The Turner content includes CNN Presents, People in the News, Larry King Live and CNNfn news pieces; Cartoon Network programming, including Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Courage the Cowardly Dog and fare from the network’s “Adult Swim” block; and movies from Turner Classic Movies’ library.

The Granada content will include movies, dramatic series and documentaries, including several Arthur C. Clarke series.

Quiksilver produces programming for surf, skate and snowboard enthusiasts.

Akimbo is pricing the service at $9.99 per month.