When asked about hesitation from networks and content providers on Google TV, Eric Schmidt answered it as bluntly as he could: everyone’s making it out to be worse than it really is. The asker of the question is referring to sites like Hulu.com blocking any and all Google TV devices from accessing their content, and partners like Fox, CBS, and more following with their own-hosted options. And even with this sudden trend of providers steering clear of Google TV, Schmidt assured everyone that the talks are going fine and have been very positive. To what extent? He didn’t get into all of that, but the short version of his response can be expressed as such: stop worrying. Google TV will survive and it will be fruitful for everyone involved.
[via Web 2.0 Summit]