We all know about Google TV but could Google actually become an official cable provider? According to the Kansas City Star it is a possibility after they made this statement:
The Wall Street Journal is reporting in today’s editions that in addition to bringing ultrafast Internet to Kansas City, it may also sell television packages in this market.
This entire thing is part of the Google Fiber experiment limited to Kansas City. The new technology should provide blazing fast internet speeds that offer 100X faster download speeds and 1,000X upload speeds. The TV thing is just speculation for now but think of it this way, Google has an internet service, and working on a TV service. Google the biggest search engine is trying to spread and this could be a good move for Google. If that wasn’t enough read this snippet from the article:
The Journal sourced its story to people “briefed on (Google’s) plans,” saying the TV package could include programming from major channels from companies such as Walt Disney Co., Time Warner Inc. and Discovery Communications Inc. The story said those possibilities appeared far from settled.
Google hired former cable TV executive Jeremy Stern for talks with production companies, the newspaper said.
Just last Friday, YouTube announced that it was developing 100 channels focused mostly on niches, such as how-to instruction, dance, pets and soccer. Google owns YouTube. That video service, like most everything Google does, runs on advertising.
Via GTV Source