Lycos, Inc. has relaunched its cinema service, adding video on demand rentals to its existing ad-supported community. With the new Lycos Cinema, users now have the option of watching and interacting around premium rentals and free VOD ad-supported film and episodic television titles. Lycos’s patent-pending synchronous Watch and Interact technology now enables multiple users to view the same video at the same time with anyone, anywhere, and anytime.
The new Lycos Cinema player utilizes the latest in Flash Media Serving Technology, employing MPEG-4 to deliver H.264 streams, to provide higher video quality and offering better security for content partners.
I almost forgot about Lycos until today when I got the word about this relaunched service. It’s a good service to offer, but a very tight venture to maneuver.