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US broadcasters misunderstand Google TV

Google TV product manager Rishi Chandra has complained that US broadcasters have failed to understand the platform and has said that there is a misunderstanding in particular over how it works.

Speaking at the Streaming Media West conference in the US, Chandra told Associated Press that Google would not pay for access to online shows because it was just a technical platform. He said that it would be up to broadcasters to decide how to charge for content. He also said that Google TV was in the process of setting up access to the Hulu Plus subscription video-on-demand service, without saying when this would be launched.

Broadcasters ABC, NBC and CBS blocked Google TV users from accessing their own internet TV players following the launch of the service.