Google to broadcast TV Service for the first time

Feb 23, 2012, by admin

Google TvGoogle is planning to enter the paid TV business.

The company filed an claim last week to offer video service to inhabitants of Kansas City, Mo., according to The Wall Street Journal. If endorsed, the service could begin as soon as a month from now, according to the article, which cites a “media executive currently engrossed in compromises to license channels to the service.” Presenting in the video package would comprise live TV as well as on-insist and online access to TV channels, according to the report, which was based on an earlier article by The New York Post.

The source told the WSJ that Google sketches to look beyond the Kansas City market and into other areas where Verizon’s Fiber Optic Services (FIOS). Organizing  the pipes to TV subscribers would present Google a new revenue stream.

Representatives from Google could not be arrived for comment.

The Kansas City application corresponds with another request to put a satellite antenna farm near the company’s data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. That addition could permit Google to get movies and TV shows that could be packaged with a new Internet service in Kansas City that assures to be up to 100 times faster than the average Internet connection.

Google chose Kansas City for its very-fast service last March. Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., strike out about 1,000 other municipalities for that honor. That fiber-optic-based Internet service is anticipated to go live there this summer.

This isn’t the first time that Google’s determined plans for TV service have been exposed. The Wall Street Journal also reported in November that Google was in talks with Disney, Time Warner and Discovery Communications about supplying content for its fiber-optic based video service in those cities.