It has been announced by Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt, that the Google TV service will hit TV screens in the US this fall and worldwide next year. The company has an agreement with Sony for the US launch of Web TV, while Samsung have said it might make TV’s that are run by Google’s software to compete with Apple and Sony.
Douglas MacMillion and Ragnhild Kjetland of Bloomberg are reporting that Schmidt wouldn’t say what other manufacturers will have Google Web TV in their sets. He went on to say “We will wait for them to make their announcements,” “You should expect that other TV manufacturers would love to have this product. It’s free.”
This new service comes as Google seeks to explore other avenues besides its search engine with the Android operating system, and Google TV. The company’s revenue will come less dependent on search advertising, which at the moment makes up most of its revenue.
Google TV software will work with chips made by Intel Corp. in TV’s made by Sony and Logitech International SA. Video on demand products will be available from Amazon.com Inc, Netfix Inc, and Hulu which is part owned by Walt Disney Co.
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