, as AOL is jumping into the fray with their AOL and Viiv collaboration effort.
This deal lets owners of Viiv-classified PCs run an “entertainment platform” to secure the media and download episodes of shows like “Welcome Back, Kotter”, letting viewers see what Travolta was like before he went Scientolocrazy.
The reason why content makers are cozying up to Viiv is because it’s what you would call a “secure” platform. Hardware-wise it’s the same, but Intel’s been making deals with content providers so that content is only available on Viiv-classified PCs. Best of all, you can watch it on any screen in your house that’s connected to your Viiv PC, not just your LCD.