Story link: Google and Simon Fuller plan IPTV service by Jan Harris
Rumours are circulating that Google is in talks with Simon Fuller, the founder of 19 Entertainment, about launching an IPTV service to distribute entertainment and music in new and innovative ways.
The partnership is believed to involve creating original content which would compete with major UK TV networks.
Google has been paving the way to expand its internet TV services after launching a Video TV and film service last year on a pay-to-view basis.
Google now owns YouTube and has built up its content through major deals with producers and broadcasters including ITN, CBS and Sony BMG.