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Google TV gains DRM and VOD, Networks not far

Discussion in 'Google TV General Discussion' started by sparkyscott21, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. sparkyscott21

    sparkyscott21 Moderator Staff Member

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    The networks complain that Google TV doesn’t prevent piracy, and doesn’t include DRM. Yesterday, Google announced strenghtened measures to deal with piracy, and today announced that they’ve acquired Widevine, a leading video-on-demand company that just happens to have a strong DRM solution. Good enough for the networks? NBC is already using it, as well as Netflix. The VOD component will come in real handy, but if I had to guess, the DRM is what is going to be most useful out of the gate. This seems to be a message from Google to the networks saying that they are deadly serious about this TV business. I’m still hopeful for network full episode content returning to Google TV by Christmas.

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    NOOOOO!!! This is such a huge LEAP backwards!!!!

    Man, I may have bought what amounts to an overpriced TV....I guess I should have gotten the Samsung...since at least its a higher quality set for the same price.
     

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