Networks Move to Block Google TV Access from Site Content
For example, you can go to CBS' website and watch full-length episodes of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Not, however, if you use Google TV to browse to the site.
Spokespeople for the three networks confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that they are blocking Google TV from playing the episodes on their websites, although both ABC and NBC are allowing promotional clips to play.
According to the WSJ, they were told by sources that at least Disney (ABC's parent company) and NBC have been concerned about Google's stance on search results that include websites that offer pirated content.
Disney executives, for example, asked that Google filter out results from pirate sites when users search for Disney content, like "Desperate Housewives." But they were unsatisfied with Google's response, according to people familiar with the conversations.Fox and MTV reportedly aren't blocking Google TV. However, Fox is reportedly still undecided.