Next.TV has launched a private beta version of its video-on-demand platform, Multichannel
News reports. The service features free content from more than 100 channels, including CBS, TV Guide Network and Showtime. The service is currently available only with new HP Pavilion notebooks, but itâ€™s expected to be released to the public in March. Next.TV will allow users to rent or purchase films from the major movie studios, including Disney, MGM, Paramount, Sony and Warner Bros.