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News Roundup: Google TV Partners With HBO, NBC, NBA and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 5th 2010 12:00PM
GoogleGoogle has taken another step toward dominating the television world, and it's a big one. The Internet giant announced yesterday that Time Warner, NBC Universal and Netflix will all participate in its newest venture, Google TV, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Google TV will combine "the best of the web and TV worlds," according to THR. The networks are working on optimizing their websites and creating interactive features for the new service, which will soon be available on Google TV-ready sets.

Participating Time Warner networks include HBO Go, a Flash-based online video destination on Google TV for authenticated HBO subscribers, and optimized websites for CNN, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. NBC Universal will offer financial news via a CNBC app, the NBA will offer game scores and highlights via the NBA Game Time app, and Netflix users will be able to access the company's online streaming service. Music will also be available through online music destinations like Vevo, Napster and Pandora.

In other TV news ...

NBC has ordered new comedies from Adam Sandler's Happy Madison and Ricky Blitt. 'Beverly Hills Pediatrics' from Happy Madison follows the action and eccentric characters in a doctor's office. Blitt's project follows a single 40-year-old man. [Variety]

Helena Bonham Carter and Bob Hoskins are among the nominees for the International Emmys. The awards will be given out at a Nov. 22 ceremony hosted by Jason Priestley in New York. Simon Cowell and Lorne Michaels will receive honorary awards. [LA Times]

Fox has ordered 'Splitting Adams,' a law drama about a woman living parallel lives. In the series, the character is a successful lawyer in one life and the person on trial in the other. David Hubbard is writing with Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo as executive producers. [Hollywood Reporter]

Producer Scott Stone ('The Mole') is adapting 'Connected,' a popular Israeli reality show for American networks. The series follows five women who personally document their relationship with their significant others. [Hollywood Reporter]

Beatrix Potter's 'Peter Rabbit' is heading to Nick Jr. The new series, 'The Tales of Peter Rabbit,' will debut in 2012. [Variety]

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will be watching that development very closely. Opportunity, or disaster?

October 05 2010 at 6:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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