While Disney came out and stated their bright outlook
for streaming high-quality video on the web, Google, of all companies, warned at Cable Europe Congress that the Internet was not designed for web TV and that such services may cripple the Internet.
"The Web infrastructure and even Google's (infrastructure) doesn't scale. It's not going to offer the quality of service that consumers expect," said Vincent Dureau, Google's head of TV technology.
Can this be true? Google and the cable companies actually agree on one thing? Or perhaps this is a big ploy to get more content on Google Checkout?
However, in an article by Reuters
on the subject, Google said they would work with cable companies to "combine their video search and advertising technology" with the cable networks delivery of shows. Sorry? How does this better our situation for television delivery?