AOL Debuts In2TV Video Service

by admin March 16, 2006 at 3:43 am

You’ve got re-runs.

That could be the slogan of AOL’s new In2TV streaming video service jointly offered with Warner Brothers. Financed initially by online ads from Intel, Kraft Foods, Kia Motors and Hershey, the new portal provides broadband consumers with free full-length videos of classic television, including “Kung Fu,” “F Troop” and “Welcome Back Kotter.”

In2TV, first announced in November, highlights AOL’s dual drive toward increasing broadband users and revitalizing the ISP. Warner called the service unprecedented. In2TV puts television viewers in charge of their own TV schedules, according to Kevin Tsujihara, president of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group.

The reported previously new service includes comedy, drama, cartoons, superheroes and horrors, action and classics channels.

While In2TV is now a free ad-supported service, Fred Mcintyre, vice president of AOL Video, told the ISP plans to monetize the offering in the future, including a subscription plan. Mcintyre refused to say how much videos might cost to download.

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