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Viacom block Google TV: no Comedy Central, MTV, VH1 or more

Viacom block Google TV: no Comedy Central, MTV, VH1 or more

Viacom has become the latest content provider to block Google TV from accessing its streaming content, meaning shows on networks including Comedy Central, MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon are now no longer available to watch on Google's STB. GTVHub spotted the "sorry, this content is unavailable for your device" message when trying to tune in to full episodes over the weekend, though some shorter clip content still works.

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Samsung Making Google TV Related Announcement in January

Samsung Making Google TV Related Announcement in January

Logitech and Sony have been getting all of the Google TV love over here in the States, as both companies have launched products with Google's software installed in the last few weeks. While Logitech focused their attentions on a set-top box, Sony went all-out with a few options for integrated TVs, as well as a Blu-ray player. Samsung, not wanting to be left out of the party, has come forward and announced that, come this January, the company will make a formal announcement regarding their Google TV plans.

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Fox blocks Google TV

Fox blocks Google TV

Fox has become the latest network to block Google TV access to their online video content. While there's no official comment from the company as to the change, spotted by GTVHub, it's presumably a move to pressure Google into signing distribution deals rather than relying on semi-freely distributed content.

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Google TV hits network roadblock over content piracy concerns

Google TV hits network roadblock over content piracy concerns

Google is facing ongoing problems accessing streaming content through Google TV, according to the WSJ, with networks ABC, CBS and NBC all confirming that they were blocking the system.  No official reasons for the block have been made public, but sources familiar with the matter are partially blaming studio concerns over the presence of pirated content showing up in Google TV searches.

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Sony Says TV Prices Will Decrease by Year’s End, Thanks to Increasing Inventory

Sony Says TV Prices Will Decrease by Year’s End, Thanks to Increasing Inventory

TV prices range pretty dramatically, depending on the features in the TV, the size, and the manufacturer. But, it looks like Sony is expecting to watch the TV prices overall start to decline. In a way to stay competitive, if the majority of companies involved in the TV market begin to drop their prices, then other companies will immediately follow suit to stay relevant, especially as certain sized models reach price points of interest for the general consumer. But, Sony's Vice President also points out that just because the prices drop, the market may not see an expansion of sales.

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