End of 2010, Google acquired Widevine. At that time, I was forecasting that the acquisition of a DRM provider was the preparation of paid distribution of content. This prediction seems to be correct.
- Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google asked the authorities the rights to offer a paid video service.
- Previously, analysts at the Bernstein Research made predictions that soon Google would offer a pay TV service.
The initial trial would occur in Kansas City.
Apple, Google, Amazon: the future giants of content distribution?