Akimbo Teams Up with Thomson, Movielink


Akimbo Systems and Thomson SA have teamed up on the design and manufacture of a new co-branded “Akimbo Player,” the two companies announced Wednesday.

In addition, Movielink LLC (www.movielink.com) will provide Hollywood movies and other fare for the new service.

The provider of Internet-delivered video-on-demand service said its new Akimbo Player will be available early this spring, priced at $199 and offering recently released films and classic movies, in addition to 8,000 titles already available on the current Akimbo service.

“It has always been our vision to supply consumers with a robust video collection, and the combination of Thomson's latest technology and Movielink's broad film library will provide an unparalleled entertainment experience,” Akimbo CEO Joshua Goldman said in a prepared statement.