Not that long ago, Google announced they’re attempt to move into the world of television. Everything was going well for Google, geeks and gadget freaks were hyped up, just about everybody else didn’t care.
But that was then and since this is now, we have a few words on the existence, or at least success of Google TV. With early announcements coming in from U.S. networks like CBC, ABC and NBC saying that they will not allow Google TV to air their shows, problems started to appear.
Today, another massive hurdle for Google TV came about as Fox TV also joined the naysayers list. Google admits to losing these networks as being a problem. However, they reckon Google TV will keep on working because there are still more than enough networks to keep it alive.
Google’s claims on network blocks of their TV are that traditional broadcasters fear new technologies as they could take away some market shares.
Speakers on behalf of Google TV associated the blocking with the previous worries when VHS came out, or when DVDs and DVR systems became popular.
Network executives claim they are banning Google TV because Internet adds just don’t pay as much as televised ones.
So far, Google’s TV has arrived and created quite a stir. This could mean one of two important things. Google TV is destined for great success or great failure.
No middle way for the Google TV idea, perhaps that’s a good thing.