Google TV has content deals with media, internet firms
Google Inc. has developed technology that unites Web surfing with channel surfing on televisions.
Tue, Oct 05 2010 at 2:03 AM
WHAT’S ON: Google CEO Eric Schmidt talks about Google TV at the Google conference in San Francisco on May 20, 2010. (Photo: Paul Sakuma/AP)
BANGALORE - Google Inc has signed new content partnership deals with media and internet companies, including NBC Universal's CNBC, Time Warner's HBO and Amazon, for its proposed Google TV service.
Turner Broadcasting is working to optimize some of its websites for viewing on Google TV, including CNN and Cartoon Network, Google said on Monday.
NBC Universal will bring access to financial news television CNBC, while HBO will also provide programing.
"Amazon Video On Demand offers access to over 75,000 titles for rental or purchase, and Netflix will offer the ability to instantly watch unlimited movies and TV shows."
Google said it was also working with news websites like The New York Times and micro-blogging service Twitter.
Devices powered by Google TV will be launched this month and more information will be available later from Sony on its Internet TV and Logitech on its companion box, Google said.
(Reporting by Sakthi Prasad in Bangalore)
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