RealNetworks’ RealGuide is back up and running with a new complete listing of all streaming media on the web except for media in competitive formats like Microsoft’s Windows Media.
RealNetworks released the new version of RealGuide last month. The updated guide lists over 1,700 TV and radio stations and 3,000 Web sites with streaming media content.
Not only does the RealGuide showcase Real content but it also serves as a money making venture for RealNetworks. With advertising and sponsorship, RealNetworks looks to create a profitable cash stream as the Internet’s equivalent of TV Guide.
Unlike other content providers like Broadcast.com that host its own content, RealGuide is strictly a directory service that points users to other sites that contain RealNetwork compatible media formats.