Why TV Networks Are Blocking Google TV

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From Ad Age:

“The networks aren’t blocking Google TV because it’s Google. They are blocking Google TV because it is putting a web TV show, with web TV show economics, on a TV, which would be incredibly disruptive to their business. The reason the networks are blocking Google TV and Boxee (and Hulu is still PC-only) is about ad revenue: they don’t get enough of it from the web. And letting you watch ‘Glee’ on your TV, but via the web and Google TV, means substituting high broadcast revenue for lower digital revenue.”

  1. # Pablo Edwards said: October 25th, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I am not shocked that TV is blocking Google TV. I was concerned about this when I heard the concept originally. This seems brilliant or viewers and terrible for TV.

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