MikeNoLastName - 2:34 am on Jan 7, 2006 (gmt 0)
Yep, just got back from the Las Vegas CES keynote where Larry announced it all. Some shows (like I think NBA) are free, while others like Survivor will be US$.99 per episode. They also mentioned archived oldies like I Love Lucy, Star Trek and Brady Bunch Hmmm-hmm.
At CES if you didn't arrange for keynote tickets back in Dec, you were relegated to the "overflow" viewing area, which after being hustled from one Conference Room to another, to another, turned out to be NON-EXISTANT! Thanks a lot CES bozos! A CES lady was handing out last minute tickets but only to media - like THEY care! The only place to watch it via a live feed was in front of a 36" RCA plasma flat panel, standing room only, 10 deep in a major walkway about 3 blocks away. Apparently they thought fewer people would turn up to see Larry than Mr. Microsoft who spoke Wed?Thurs. but they were WRONG! They also blanked out the parts from the feed, where Robin Williams comes on stage and does a couple skits (apparently something to do with rebroadcasting contractuals).
He didn't say anything about Realplayer, they showed the pack (which is available for download right now at their pack subdomain) and it had their own proprietary player. Also they offered foxfire, and adobe, but no MSIE :-).
Otherwise nothing new in the presentation that I could tell.