tedster - 9:31 pm on Jan 8, 2008 (gmt 0) But this is the Alternate Search Engine forum, and the Fancast search engine will be a part of a rather major, and apparently integrated change. [news.com...]
So far it looks like the Fancast search engine announcement (made by Ryan Seacrest of all people) was a just little drop compared to the flood of other news that Brian Roberts let fly during his CES keynote in Vegas - like the elimination of the need for cable boxes through a new interoperability standard called Tru2way that the entire cable industry is going to support by year's end, and all kinds of new devices being introduced that can plug directly into cable feeds.
To introduce a new online-entertainment portal, Roberts brought TV and radio host Ryan Seacrest on stage. Called Fancast, the site enables users to find any piece of entertainment. It will allow streaming of certain shows and downloads of movies, and it will link to the iTunes Store, if it doesn't have it. Fancast will also show when a TV show is playing and make scheduled DVR recordings, it will find where a movie is playing and link to Fandango.com to buy tickets.
But this is the Alternate Search Engine forum, and the Fancast search engine will be a part of a rather major, and apparently integrated change.