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Networks Block Users Watching Programs Via Google TV

Networks ABC, CBS and NBC are blocking viewers from accessing their programs through Google%u2019s (GOOG) Web TV service, demonstrating the challenges Google faces in getting content for its new product. Users can%u2019t watch full-length episodes of show%u2019s including NBC%u2019s "The Office" and ABC%u2019s "Modern Family" on Google TV, The Wall Street Journal said.

Sony's Google TV Set Coming Saturday

Sony's lineup of sleek televisions boasting Google's Web-surfing system will go on sale online Saturday and will hit Best Buy shelves early next week. The company unveiled the high-definition LCD sets Tuesday evening, with recommended retail prices from $600 to $1,400.