Google working to secure programming deals for upcoming internet TV service, says report | The Verge (click for full article) by Dante D'Orazio - July 16, 2013 "Google is considering an entrance into the internet TV game, according to a new report out today. The new over-the-top service would offer live TV broadcasts to customers over their internet connections, bypassing cable operators like Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The Wall Street Journal says the product has been demonstrated to programmers as Google has worked to strike content deals. It's said that TV channels would be available in bundles much like traditional cable packages (rather than à la carte), meaning that popular and less-watched networks would need to be purchased together. Notably, such an arrangement would go directly against the idea of Google TV, which sought to replace traditional cable services by streaming on demand offerings from multiple web sources. It's not clear how far along Google is with its latest plans, nor when it will ever launch such a service."