Akimbo Systems: "Akimbo is proud to introduce the first high quality video on demand service over the Internet straight to your TV!" The Akimbo player, "matchmaker between your TV and the Internet", is the first device that allows you to download TV or movies from the Internet directly to your TV. You no longer have to watch downloaded programs on your tiny monitor, sitting at your computer desk.
Akimbo just made a deal with Turner Broadcasting to provide content from CNN, Cartoon Network, and others for download to their set-top box so you can watch these channels via the Internet, without having to have cable TV service.
This is the sort of thing that the Netflix/Tivo rumor is talking about.