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Samsung to Outline Google TV Effort in January

Samsung to offer Google TV in 2011

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Samsung to Outline Google TV Effort in January

Last week I outlined my disgust at the major networks for blocking Google TV users from being able to view their content using Sony TVs and the Logitech Revue system that run Google TV. The blockages are making the Google TV service much less useful and undoubtedly, the networks are hoping to either force Google TV out of business or force Google to pay access to content that they offer freely online.

While the future of Google TV is murky right now, Google TV will get another major supporter. Samsung is looking to offer support for Google TV on some of its TVs sometime in 2011. Samsung has made no official announcement at this time, but that official announcement will come in January. I think it would be safe to assume the announcement will be made at CES in early January.

The first rumblings of Samsung Google TV offering came by way of Samsung's Yoon Boo Keun that is head of the TV business at the electronics giant. The move will make Samsung the second major TV maker to support Google TV. I doubt that Samsung will be the last to support Google TV. Many major TV firms are looking to integrate all sorts of web connectivity and features into their sets in an effort to get consumers to buy their offerings. Price competition is fierce in the TV market today and extra features allow the makers to charge more.

I really hope that Google can come to some sort of arrangement with the major networks and Hulu to offer content to users of the service. I will hold out until the content is offered. I would assume Hulu Plus would be offered soon, which will fix some of these issues. The downside being Hulu Plus will cost subscribers each month, even if it is only in the area of $5 monthly.

Bloomberg reports that things are not looking great for Samsung right now. The company lost about $204 million for the quarter that ended in September. Price competition during the important holiday shopping season will likely add up to more losses.

 

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