According to an article at Reuters, Google TV is working actively to get their users all the content possible. This means that for the three broadcaster who have blocked access to their sites through Google TV – Disney, NBC, and CBS – there are heavy talks in the works with Google to get them on board. News Corp’s Fox is also weighing their options in blocking out content from GTV.
According to Gartner analyst Van Baker:
“Everybody knows the lock that Google has on Internet traffic in terms of advertising. If you take that model and you extend it to television, suddenly Google’s power becomes enormous in the advertising space and the broadcasters don’t like that idea.”
In a statement from Google, they said the Google TV “enables access to all the Web content you already get today on your phone and PC, but it is ultimately the content owner’s choice to restrict users from accessing their content on the platform.”
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