AOL launches free Internet TV
Following last year's announcement
, AOL has officially launched its In2TV service
relies on advertising to provide free, unmetered access to 30 TV shows, including Babylon 5, La Femme Nikita, Lois & Clark, Pinky and the Brain, and Beetlejuice. AOL expects to eventually increase the number of programs to 100, with at least 300 new full-length episodes becoming available each month. The shows stream directly from the In2TV website to anyone with a broadband connection, although Mozilla Firefox users will need install the Mozilla ActiveX plugin
first. In2TV programming is also available in AOL's Hi-Q format
, which provides "TV & DVD quality" video via Kontiki, a content delivery system akin to BitTorrent.