NBC Universal is aiming to offer movies and television shows on-demand via IPTV. But wait, to receive the shows, you will first need a set top box by Aeon Digital
. The Aeon Digital DV-200 will deliver IPTV at a cost of $299 and will allow viewers to access music, television shows, and movies. On demand titles will be available for a 24-hour viewing period after purchase.
Aeon Digital's network can be accessed for free by consumers who purchase the DV-220 set top box, which launches in Spring 2006. By connecting to the online network, consumers can access millions of songs, radio programming and thousands of theatrical films. In addition, the DV-220 includes a built-in DVR with hard drive storage, a wireless router and firewall for added security when using the Internet. The device also includes an electronic programming guide (EPG) to locate favorite TV programs.
On demand movies from the Universal film library include Academy-Award winning films "Ray" and "The Motorcycle Diaries, recent titles such as "The Skeleton Key" and 'The Wedding Date" as well as upcoming premieres of "The 40-Year Old Virgin" and "The Constant Gardener" Specials and stunts include "Jerry Springer Uncensored", "5th Wheel" and "Blind Date franchises". Family-friendly programming includes "Kicking & Screaming," the "Balto series and "The Land before Time". In addition, "Laura Sin Censura", one of the most successful Hispanic VOD offerings to date, will also be available to Aeon Digital customers.