22
Oct
Screen shot 2010-10-22 at 4.46.05 PM

Google TV hasn't been in the wild for long, but major content providers like ABC, CBS, and NBC are already blocking their content from Google's awesome little TV companion. This, as you might have guessed, sucks.

thumb_550_abc blocking

With the advent of TV on the Internet, broadcasters have shown us time and time again that they just aren't ready to embrace the fact that we can get their content from sources other than our TVs. Luckily, says Reuters, Google is reported to be in active negotiations with the networks to get this content back on. As I'm sure you've guessed already, that essentially means that Google is figuring out how much money the networks are going to demand. The company definitely has the cash, but it's hard to deny that they're going to miss out on at least some of the monetary advantages Google TV could offer them. Oh well, haters are going to remain haters, and all we can really do is wait for these networks to see the light.

In the meantime, we'll just have to go back to watching ABC, CBS, and NBC via Hulu... on our computers, that is.

Source: WSJ, Reuters via AndroidCentral

Brad Ganley
An Android power user, Brad consumes most of his free time with unhealthy amounts of cell phones and cell phone related things when he isn't playing with his son. Brad is also an avid movie-watcher and tea-drinker.
  • PixFixTony

    Someday network tv will realize if they don't flow with the times they will end up as dinosaurs like print newspaper & Blockbuster.
    Just read great article listing the TOP 50 online video sites in the November 2010 issue of http://www.WebsiteMagazine.Com There's a lot more out there than HULU & YouTube..

  • Boris

    Couldn't google just put in a workaround making their google TV browser appear to act like a desktop?

Quantcast