It’s now official: the AOL & Warner Bros Cable broadband TV project, In2TV, is ready to go.
America Online and Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution are set to debut Wednesday their broadband TV network, In2TV. In2TV will offer nearly 14,000 shows from 400 classic TV series in an ad-supported, online service.
Thousands of episodes from some of the most popular television series of
all time will make a comeback exclusively on AOL.com in early 2006, thanks to a pioneering collaboration between AOL and Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution to form a new broadband network. The networkâ€“ called In2TV â€“ will allow consumers to stream full-length episodes from favorite series such as Welcome Back Kotter, Sisters, Beetlejuice, Lois & Clark, La Femme Nikita and Growing Pains free and on-demand on the Web. Along with full-length episodes, In2TV will also include unique interactive features such as games, quizzes, polls, trivia contests and more.
Heroes and Horrors TV: Sci-fi and horror fans will be riveted by this
channel that includes Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,
which was a Top 10 program on ABC for three seasons, starring Dean Cain and Golden Globe-winner Teri Hatcher of Desperate Housewives, along with every episode of Babylon 5, the Emmy Award-winning syndicated science fiction series so popular that stations aired it twice a day. Plus, thereâ€™s Freddyâ€™s Nightmares hosted by the maniacal Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), the star of the hit film series â€œNightmare on Elm Street,â€? and the adventures of Wonder Woman starring Lynda Carter, which was consistently a Top 20 series across two networks, airing on both ABC and then on CBS. Plus V, where resistance fighters must stop â€œVisitorsâ€? from invading Earth.
This first-of-its-kind interactive video experience demonstrates the
impact of broadbandâ€”now in 53% of U.S. households*–on the television
industry, as broadband provides a new platform for television assets on
This treasure trove of television programming will serve as a
cornerstone of the AOL.com website’s commitment to delivering broadband video through AOL Video on Demand and AOL Video Search and
http://www.aolsearch.com/ as well as through AOL Television, the number one television destination online**. AOLâ€™s Video Search engine is one of the industry’s most comprehensive video search tools, drawing from the industry-leading AOL Video on Demand archive of more than 18,000 licensed and originally produced assets and over 1.5 million video assets on the Internet indexed through AOLâ€™s Singingfish.
“With In2TV, we are enabling Web users to experience and interact with
television programming in an entirely new way, and creating a new
distribution platform for TV content,” said Kevin Conroy, Executive Vice
President, AOL Media Networks. “This is an exciting new way to
experience these shows, allowing Web users to enjoy what they want, when they want it. We view this collaboration as truly transformational and yet another demonstration of our commitment to making our
next-generation AOL.com portal the best destination for video on the Web.â€?