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NBCU Strikes Deal With Aeon for On-Demand Content

Feb 7, 2006  •  Post A Comment

NBC Universal said Tuesday that it reached an agreement with Web content distribution company Aeon Digital to offer NBCU content on an on-demand basis on Aeon’s new Web-based digital video recorder.

The device, called the Aeon DVR-220, is scheduled to go on sale April 1 and will offer consumers the ability to either download or stream video content that can then be viewed on their computers.

Under NBCU’s deal with Aeon, film and television titles will be available to view for 24 hours after purchase. Plans call for current titles to be available for $3.99 a download, while library titles will be available for $1.99 a download.

Among the content available will be films such as “Ray” and “The Motorcycle Diaries,” as well as “The 40 Year-Old Virgin” and “The Constant Gardener.” TV titles include specials such as “Jerry Springer: Uncensored” and “Blind Date.”

The deal with Aeon is the latest in a string of agreements by NBCU to offer its content on-demand, including a pact reached recently with MovieLink.