Is this just a prolonging of the inevitable? Maybe, but I’d probably try it, too.
ABC, CBS and NBC have officially blocked full episode video streaming from Websites to Google TV devices. These networks join Hulu as content holdouts, and might really be putting fear into manufacturers who have partnered with Google to include Google TV within the set itself and users who have already bought a Google TV device.
Now, NBC does offer a CNBC Google TV application for its news channel. So, it’s almost as if they’re hedging their bets. The real question is, will these content providers really be able to enforce the block? Because Google TV comes with the Google Chrome browser. And you have to think there will be a Web workaround for getting the content you’re looking for. So, do you fight the inevitable? Or embrace the new reality and figure out a way to compete within it?