S. Korea ISP Wants Cut Of Internet TV Profits From Google, Apple | WebProNews (click for full article) "While Google, Apple, Samsung, and other technology leaders race to populate your living room with Internet-enabled televisions, an internet service provider in South Korea might be revealing itself to be a green-eyed monster for all that Internet TV action. KT Corp, South Korea's top ISP, has stated it will demand a cut in the profits that companies like Google and Samsung gain from services provided by Internet-enabled TVs. According to a Reuters report, the ISP is hoping to claim a stake in the budding Internet TV industry in order to "create a business model that enables [them] to share profits" gained from the use of their networks. They also rehash the usual complaint ISPs state in regard to these issues, saying the increase in streaming video could clog up their network speeds. Telecoms like KT Corp have been complaining about streaming services for a while now, so that's nothing new. What's novel in KT's approach is that, instead of trying to bilk their subscribers for money they want, they're trying to levy a toll from the companies that manufacture and sell Internet-enabled TVs to consumers instead of the consumers themselves. As if to accentuate the seriousness of their demand, KT has already throttled the access of TV applications offered by a Samsung TV."