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Sonic, Akimbo Form Partnership

15 Aug, 2006 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Sonic Solutions and Web-based video-on-demand service for TV Akimbo Systems Aug. 15 announced they have entered into a license agreement.

Under terms of the deal, Akimbo will integrate Sonic's Roxio Venue software that allows consumers to browse, purchase and manage more than 14,000 Akimbo catalog videos on a PC.

Users would also be able to burn CSS-protected content to blank DVDs. Laptop users would be able to download videos for viewing while traveling or commuting.

“Sonic will continue to work with entertainment thought leaders and deliver the necessary infrastructure, tools and technologies to enable solutions that provide consumers more convenient access to a wider range of digital entertainment,” said Mark Ely, EVP of corporate strategy with Sonic.

This fall, Akimbo and Thomson Corp. will launch the RCA Akimbo Player, a new Internet VOD set-top box for TV. The RCA Akimbo Player will feature new release movies from Movielink.

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