The project is in the early stage, so if you have some interesting solutions we will be happy to increase you budget.
We need a program that will auto-start with linux and will be controllable with a remote controller. Good example is XBMC. Program will be run at machine similar to Acer Revo (1.6 GHz Atom, nvidia ION, 1(2) GB RAM). It must be able to receive streams from server (TV channels) and request a video-on-demand. That should be done with libVLC (Video LAN framework) and VLC player as video player.
So, we need 10-foot user interface that is neat, fast and safe (user will have only remote controller and must not be able to change settings). It should have menu with options: TV, video-on-demand and Internet (more about that after some time). It will be used in hotel rooms.
If you are interested in working with us and have good ideas, fell free to apply, we are looking forward to have a good cooperation with you.