Maybe not in time for Christmas, but soon after, ZapMedia and EarthLink will deliver ZapMedia's ZapStation hardware reference design and broadband digital entertainment to consumers.

The ZapStation hardware reference design is a convergence product that delivers multimedia content to users' home entertainment systems through a broadband connection.

"Broadband is the future of the Internet, and we believe that relationships like the one we've forged with ZapMedia are one of the keys to success for broadband ISPs," says Julie Mantis, vice president of broadband sales at EarthLink.

ZapMedia is leveraging EarthLink's broad customer base to expand its broadband connectivity. The two companies are putting their heads together and developing joint promotions and a co-branded marketing opt-in page for new ZapMedia users.