GoogleTV loses Fox TV, gains Sony TV and Movies

November 11, 2010, 3:37 AM UTC
Fortune

In the never ending flux of content providers that are enabling their content on GoogleTV,  the product lost a major network but signed a movie studio.



Fox blockage via GTVhub

First the bad news: Fox took its content off of GoogleTV today, telling users that “This content is not compatible with your device”.  Fox was the only major network to leave its content on GoogleTV (GOOG).  No more Simpsons or Glee!

There’s still lots of content available on GoogleTV, however, and that content list is growing.

Crackle, the online gateway to Sony Pictures Television is now available on GoogleTV.  Sony (SNE), of course, makes a GoogleTV so the move makes perfect sense (actually, it is surprising that Sony wasn’t available for launch).

Ironically, I just started watching the Cable Guy….(Update: Moved to Stripes)

Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s premium video entertainment network, has built an optimized website for Google TV, it was announced today by Eric Berger, senior vice president, digital networks, Sony Pictures Television (SPT).

Offering a unique mix of high-quality content, Crackle’s ad-supported service features original series, an unmatched collection of full-length television shows, and unedited motion pictures from the vast Sony Pictures library. Crackle can be accessed on Google TV through the Spotlight section.

“Our customized site is the latest in our ongoing efforts to bring Crackle’s extensive content catalogue directly to consumers over IP-enabled and open internet platforms,” said Berger.

Google TV combines the web with the TV viewing experience, and gives users a powerful way to search across both. Google TV is available on Sony Internet TVs, Sony Internet TV Blu-Ray Players, and via Logitech Revue set top boxes.

One of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the Internet today Crackle.com is ranked one of the top 10 U.S. sites in comScore* (US comScore Oct-Dec 2009, 3 month average). Online viewers experience pure entertainment: full-length movies, TV shows, and original online series – all uncut, uncensored and free.  Crackle.com is available the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Bonus: Logitech (LOGI) released its portable keyboard today (the one I think should have been the standard) today.