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Fox.com Blocks Google TV

Written on November 11, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Just like NBC, CBS and ABS, Fox officially blocks Google TV. Viewers can no longer watch episodes of programs on Fox using the Internet Television device.

Another one bites the dust. Just last week, Fox is one of those who didn’t block Google TV on their network. But now, Fox is now included fellow networks which becaus blocked Google TV devices from their affiliates.

Here is the list of networks that still support Google TV:

Comedy Central
* TBS
* TNT
* Bravo
* PBS
* USA Network
* Spike

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Star Wars Saga in 3D

Written on September 30, 2010 by R. Cruise

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Lucasfilm gave the go signal to release the entire Star Wars Saga amplified with 3D technology.

Sci-fi fanatics will have another reason to celebrate. Lucasfilm will be releasing the entire Star Wars saga in 3D in 2012. The first offering would be “The Phantom Menace.”

Fans will have to wait for two years because the creators will take a lot of time processing each film. Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) will be in charged of the conversion of the films while Fox will handle distribution duties.

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FOX Brings Bitbop to Android, with Some Hurdles

Written on September 15, 2010 by Adam Eve

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Bitbop seems dedicated to solely providing mobile TV viewing, and might be tying its hands by not attempting to expand beyond handheld devices. For now, the app could be a solid mobile TV solution for Android users, but a Hulu app for Android is expected by the end of the year.

Earlier this summer, a mobile TV subscription service — Bitbop — was launched exclusively on Blackberry devices. This time, the FOX-owned company has taken a step forward as it makes its service available on Android devices. For $9.99 per month, BlackBerry and Android users can now subscribe to watch full television episodes on their mobile devices.

However, Bitbop faces some serious obstacles from popular competitors. For one; Hulu features dozens of shows from the four big cable networks, while Bitbop just had a few. Another; users can chip in to Hulu Plus and view from the service’s larger catalogue of shows for the same price. Being available only for RIM and Android devices, and with a limited index, the $9.99 monthly fee can be hefty of a price.

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