Google may take on cable industry with pay-TV service

11/7/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The · PCWorld

Google is said to be considering adding video and telephone services to its planned high-speed Internet service, setting the stage for the search giant to begin charging for television content through distribution deals with major broadcasters, according to reports. The company has engaged in exploratory discussions about potentially delivering content from Walt Disney, Time Warner and Discovery Communications, sources tell The Wall Street Journal, a move that would put it on a competitive collision course with cable providers such as Comcast. Google is expected to begin building out its pilot network in the Kansas City, Mo., area next year.

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