Despite big talk and lofty ambition, Kangaroo - the download service operated by the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 is stuck in developmental quagmire, reports from the Guardian claim. An insider is reported as saying - "Imagine the most difficult joint venture deal you've ever been involved with, and multiply by three!" A service operated by three broadcasters with years of rivalry behind them has some difficulty? I am not surprised.
Also there are worries from the independant content creators and rights owners on whether they will be properly paid for their work.
Ofcom could see the whole operation as a cartel and shut it down or scale it back.
Not particularly rosy news for Kangaroo.
Will it work? Or will it be a disaster on the scale of Waterworld?