Akimbo Offers Up HD, Free MLB Content

Akimbo Systems today made two announcements related to content offerings for their subscribers. One involves high definition programming and the other is focused on a partnership with Major League Baseball.

With regards to high definition programming, said Akimbo, users of the Akimbo Service for Windows XP Media Center Edition will be able to download select titles from the library of HDNet, a 24-hour all high definition network co-founded by Mark Cuban, for viewing on on subscribers’ monitors or high definition televisions.

“Consumers are adopting HDTV at a rapid pace. Most of them immediately seek out new sources of great hi-def content,” said Joshua Goldman, Akimbo’s CEO, in a statement. “With the addition of HDNet’s content, Akimbo can offer a new and innovative way to meet this demand.”

As for the MLB related announcement, Akimbo said they, in conjunction with MLB Advanced Media, will offer a limited-time special offer to the Akimbo Service: an entire season of baseball on-demand for free to the first 5,000 new and existing Akimbo subscribers. Between April and October, Akimbo users will receive MLB Advanced Media’s programming – next-day condensed games, daily highlights and an archive of full-length classic games – on-demand.

“We’re thrilled to offer MLB Advanced Media’s premium programming as a free bonus to new and existing Akimbo subscribers,” said Goldman of the MLB partnership. “Akimbo truly offers baseball for the whole family. Armchair enthusiasts, college sports fans and Little Leaguers alike can watch the current season in a cutting-edge new format or select classic games from MLB Advanced Media’s incomparable historical archive. Even fantasy baseball players have a new way to live and breathe the game; through Akimbo, viewers across the country can stay in touch with every team and every player.”