Fun fun fun.
Yesterday Reeltime went out to say they're courting a portal partner.
He [Mr Karantzis, Reeltime CEO] said the unnamed partner had felt "that the amount of web traffic that they get at the moment will help them sell a set-top-box, if (customers) do an initial try-before-you-buy from the web".
Yahoo-7, ninemsn, Google, Fairfax Digital, and Australian IT's publisher, News Limited were among the names that Mr Karantzis mentioned as having achieved that popularity.
This list is rather odd. Google isn't interested, and none of the other players have an ISP partnership to make it work. Keep in mind that the Reeltime model is requisite on the partner having a last-mile network capable of pushing the bits needed for its set-top box.
Is someone going to announce an ISP and Reeltime deal simultaneously?
And in an "Australian first" Channel 9 are letting viewers download episodes of McLeod's Daughters. Not sure why anyone would want to download that crap but hey, its the tech/biz that's interesting. :) Seems like they've been shaken into gear by the Yahoo!7 partnership.