Fox Joins Competitors in Blocking Google TV
Fox Broadcasting said Thursday it has started blocking video on its website from playing on Google Inc.’s new TV service–joining its major competitors ABC, CBS and NBC.
The move by Fox comes four weeks after ABC, CBS and NBC blocked their programming from Google TV amid uncertainty over how television companies will make money as more video content is distributed over the Web.
Google declined to comment. When ABC, CBS and NBC first blocked their videos from its service, a spokeswoman said in a statement: “Google TV enables access to all the Web content you already get today on your phone and PC, but it is ultimately the content owners’ choice to restrict their fans from accessing their content on the platform.”
Fox, like the Wall Street Journal, is owned by News Corp.