Friday, February 09, 2007

Internet TV could jam the Web

A report on Advanced TV highlights the issue of Internet TV providers such as YouTube and Joost offering commercial TV services over the Web, as as highlighted here in September when Amino looked at this new model (there's video of Bob Giddy getting excited about it.
Vincent Dureau, Google's head of TV technology, said the Internet was not designed for TV. "The Web infrastructure, and even Google's (infrastructure) doesn't scale. It's not going to offer the quality of service that consumers expect," he said.
Google instead offered to work together with cable operators to combine its technology for searching for video and TV footage and its tailored advertising with the cable networks' high-quality TV delivery. Sounds familiar........

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