Europe will also get Google TV in 2012. This is what the Mountain View firm executive chairman announced at ITF in Edinburgh yesterday.
At the International Festival of Television that is currently taking place in Edinburgh, Eric Schmidt (Google executive chairman) unveiled the arrival of Google TV in Europe for the beginning of 2012.
The TV service, which has been running in the United States since October 2010 in partnership with Logitech (Revue box) and Sony (Google TV television), is now going to launch on the European market.
The box, on sale at $99 ($299 at launch), allows you to watch TV, VOD films, record programmes and browse the Internet. These services run on the Android operating system.
Google TV has been much criticised on the other side of the Atlantic and, barred by the major television groups (Disney ABC, NBC and News Corporation), has been struggling to impose itself. The major US TV groups accuse Google of wanting to cash in on advertising revenues without participating in programme production costs.