Friday, October 22, 2010

Client identification wars

You may be able to watch The Office on your Google TV, but perhaps not on demand -- ABC, CBS and NBC are barring Sony and Logitech's web-infused TVs and set-top-boxes from accessing full episodes of streaming video content. The Wall Street Journal reports that all three networks have confirmed the ban, and that Fox hasn't yet reached a decision on whether it will ban Google TV as well

Boxee went through this as well with Hulu a few months ago in an escalating war of changing client identification information so it would keep Boxee working for Hulu.

I'm not sure how the war ended out as i dont use Boxee.

Interestingly Google have replied saying they dont car and it's up to Hulu to change.... lol, i know which gorilla i'd back to come to the negotiating table first.


1 comment:

  1. Found this page with the various opinions,