Advertisement

HindustanTimes Wed,16 Apr 2014

Google eyes television over the Internet: reports

AFP  New York, July 17, 2013
First Published: 14:54 IST(17/7/2013) | Last Updated: 14:56 IST(17/7/2013)

US Internet giant Google is scrambling to deliver pay television online and has met with some content providers on licensing, The Wall Street Journal reports Tuesday.

Advertisement



"If the Web giant goes ahead with the idea, it would join several other companies planning to offer services that deliver cable TV-style packages of channels over broadband connections," the Journal reported.

"Intel Corp. and Sony Corp. are both working on similar offerings, while Apple Inc. has pitched various TV licensing ideas to media companies in the past couple of years," the report said.

Google's effort, if successful, has the potential to seriously undermine the current pay-cable television "ecosystem," it added.

Advertisement
more from Business

Ranbaxy: From industry poster boy to problem child

For Ranbaxy Laboratories, which is nursing a welter of festering wounds from run-ins with regulators to employee exits and penalties for felonies, a change in ownership marks yet another milestone in its nearly five-decade old history.
markets
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved