Google lines up Internet TV partners

HBO, Netflix, Twitter and Amazon are among those joining the company's effort to combine the Web and television


Associated Press
October 4, 2010 11:22PM (UTC)

Google is entering the increasingly crowded Internet TV market with contributions from a variety of top television programmers and websites.

The initial line-up of content partners announced Monday includes Time Warner Inc.'s Turner Broadcasting networks and HBO.

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The first Google TV sets from Sony Corp. are due out later this month. Google TV will include options already available through a variety of devices that connect to flat-panel sets. For instance, people can also buy movies and television shows through Amazon.com Inc. or stream them through Netflix Inc.'s video subscription service.

The short-message service Twitter and several music sites, including Pandora, have also designed features especially for the Google TV platform.

Google unveiled its plans to meld traditional television viewing with Web surfing five months ago.


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