Television networks rebelling against Google TV

Engadget regports that some Television networks rebelled against Google TV raiding their contents.

> Engadget article

ABC, CBS and NBC are barring Google TV powered devices from accessing full episodes of streaming video content. The reason is simple: they won’t get any revenue from these viewing and Google will be able to sell keywords, ads, etc.

Google is reported to be discussing with the networks, i.e. discussing a revenue share on those contents. I would recommend to the US networks not to open the door to the big bad wolf. Once he gets in the story will be over.

The only other route for Networks is to discuss with manufacturers and imagine a standard to keep a minimum control over their contents like HbbTV in Europe. Like in Europe, US Networks should start building quickly their house of hard bricks.


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