Yesterday we told you about the problems Google is currently having with some of the major networks. For those of you who need to catch up, ABC, CBS, and NBC are all blocking Google TV devices from accessing the video content on their websites, and Fox is considering doing the same thing.
Boxee CEO Avner Ronen thinks this is bupkis, which is not all that surprising considering these same networks might just consider giving Boxee the same treatment when their Boxee Box is released next month. Ronen had the following to say on the subject:
“We think that it makes much more sense for the business model to be based on the content and not on the device or the screen size. If someone paid for a video (or is watching the video with ads) it should not matter which device (or) browser he is using.”
It will certainly be interesting to see how this whole Google vs network TV fiasco plays out, and if Boxee is met with the same fate.
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