News Corp.'s (NWS) Fox has blocked viewers from watching online versions of the network's television episodes from the Google (GOOG) TV Web browser, according to an Associated Press story that cites an unidentified Fox employee. The news comes after ABC, NBC and CBS blocked Google TV access about three weeks ago.

Fox didn't block Google TV's Web access earlier because the service was so new that it didn't have enough users to warrant attention before, AP reported. The Sony televisions that come equipped with Google TV still have access to the over-the-air network content, but not the online versions of the shows, according to the AP story.

Some media companies restrict access to shows from Internet-connected televisions because there are fewer advertisements for online episodes, and their growing popularity may eat into conventional television viewership and put revenue streams from cable and satellite services at risk, AP reported.

"Google TV enables access to all the web content you already get today on your phone and PC, but it is ultimately the content owner's choice to restrict users from accessing their content on the platform," Google said in a statement Thursday.


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silas

I knew when I was reading this article that there would be bleeding heart liberal comments at the bottom-one thing about marxists-they rarely disappoint. Enjoy your "Pravda" media channels while you can. Changes are in the works....

November 14 2010 at 8:37 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
mjn605

the wacko network?

November 14 2010 at 8:20 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
Joni

who really cares and maybe they should block the so called news shows on cable also!!

November 14 2010 at 7:39 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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silas

So that's it Joni? Censor the news that you don't like or the truth that you don't want to hear. Saul Alinski playbook at it's best..

November 14 2010 at 8:38 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
angiebarnes919

Fox Entertainment Fair and Balanced **WHAT are you real, what a joke lol

November 14 2010 at 7:20 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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jtssi

voting down my prior comment, only shows that you must be afraid of what you will find...and you should be very, very afraid of what you will find. We must seriously review and scrutinize all info before shooting off uninformed daggers at each other. I watch all networks, check into it, & then go back to Fox once again...

November 14 2010 at 6:27 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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silas

jtssi-thank you. At least there is someone that can think for themselves here. The Soros or "BORG" collective is definitely watching. Also referred to as the "hive mind" or "collective consciousness", this is the term used to describe the group consciousness of the Borg (Soros) civilization. Each Borg individual, or drone, is linked to the collective by a sophisticated subspace network (Internet/maimstream media) that ensures each member is given constant supervision and guidance. Assimilation is the process by which the Borg (Soros) integrate beings and cultures into their collective.

November 14 2010 at 8:45 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
abcstarfox

No Faux on Google??? Well now......that's progress.

November 14 2010 at 6:20 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
B.

FAUX simple bad for America.....period !

November 14 2010 at 5:59 PM Report abuse -8 rate up rate down Reply
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silky

what is msnbc?

November 14 2010 at 7:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
silas

MSNBC IS Media's Shameless Nonstop Barack Channel

November 14 2010 at 8:48 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
epterr

Can anyone truly defend abc,nbc, and horrors of horrors,msnbc? Msnbc is made up of cruel, bitter talentless people. Keith O really? What a pathetic loser. And Rachel Maddow honestly,where do they get these people? If you want a good belly laugh watch it, listen to them speak and note their demeanor and line deliveries. I laughed so hard one night soda shot out of my mouth. And Matt L on Nbc aiyiyi. Now that is one narcisistic,snotty dude.Oh well, as long as they believe they are special,brilliant,and oh so hip and continue to tell each other the same they will be ok. I love FOX. It is the best tv has to offer. Poor Chris M and his thrilled leg hasn't got a clue as to how stupid, trite and lame theey are.

November 14 2010 at 5:47 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
nad22551

sorry, but I like Bones, Fringe and House-all Fox shows-it's not just the news they appear to be blocking..

November 14 2010 at 5:27 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
jtssi

Please watch Fox or any other network, but investigate what you hear, BEFORE you judge! For God's sake investigate! Find radicals in their own words and you might just find that Fox will be the only network to trust! Try it- I dare ya! Open your mind to something other than what the main-stream media would have your believe. Be the intelligent, informed adult, AMERICAN that you can be!

November 14 2010 at 5:24 PM Report abuse +12 rate up rate down Reply