Akimbo VOD service makes jump to TV

Fritz, Ben
February 2004
Daily Variety;2/16/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 35, p10
Trade Publication
Highlights the launching of the Akimbo broadband video-on-demand service in Los Angeles, California. Cost of their service per month; Partners of the firm in offering the service; Initial appeal of the service.


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