According to the Telegraph:
“Nikesh Arora, chief business officer at Google, said that the launch of internet-enabled TV would have the same effect on broadcasting as the launch of sites such as iTunes had on music. ‘Disaggregation in TV is coming up,’ he said. Mr Arora said that people would use internet television services such as Google TV to decide when and what to watch. Broadcasters would therefore lose a lot of control on decision making.”
So if it has the same effect as iTunes, then all Google TV programming will be licensed and rightsholders will be paid! Awesome!!
That must be what he means, right? Surely he doesn’t mean that Google TV will allow pirate sites to connect to home TV and stream illegal copies while Google sells the advertising?