This being a blog about the business of Convergence, broadband and VoIP, I generally don't write a lot about consumer entertainment.
Except when I can point to an example of an entertainment offering that with the proper marketing, will drive Internet broadband sign-ups and upgrades. Read on, for this is one of those posts.
Not everyone has broadband, you know. Apart from the cost, the resistance is largely based on the perception that there are no great products out there that are worth paying my Internet service provider extra for broadband speeds.
Well, if you have ever laughed to Dick Van Dyke, or cheered on Popeye and Superman as they fought the,well, "evil-doers" of their day, I got a killer app for ya.
Same if you want to show your kids (or grandkids) a film on your PC that - as you can tell from the graphic at the top of this post- was a major source for "The Chronicles of Narnia."
Some broadband video offerings have been more hyped, but nothing in any universe is anywhere remotely and totally kewl as iWatchNOW.
If you have broadband, you can watch any of 3,000 classic movies and tv show episodes for only 99 cents a pop. You can also legally transfer this content to your iPod.
Movies include "Night Of The Living Dead," "The Man Who Knew Too Much," "Little Shop of Horrors," and the original "Hercules."
iWatchNow also has the movie version of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," on which the current blockbuster "The Chronicles of Narnia" is based.
There's a rotating roster of free flicks as well.
TV shows include "Dick Van Dyke," "Andy Griffith," Dick Tracy, "Bonanza, "Dragnet," The Lone Ranger," "Popeye" and the original "Superman."
By the way, if any of those shows interest you, and you want to learn more before you buy, let me suggest our sister site, TV.com.