Cable networks block web content from Google TV

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Cable networks block web content from Google TV.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/10/71UsMw.jpg[/newsimage]Google has run into its first major roadblock as it tries to get users to embrace Google TV, with ABC, CBS and NBC now reportedly blocking content from Internet shows.  TV networks rely on advertising money and fees collected from cable and satellite service providers, so the Internet being used as a middleman undercuts their business.  


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/cable-networks-block-web-content-from-google-tv-35722/](http://www.myce.com/news/cable-networks-block-web-content-from-google-tv-35722/)


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#2

There goes the neighborhood…


#3

I don’t get it. The shows on Hulu, and the live network streams from network websites contain commercials don’t they?

Don’t they get more money, the more people watch their commercials? Seems if people could get free distribution, you’d really be able to expand your viewer base?

Channels over the internet seems like an advanced version of OTA tv channnels?