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Internet giant Google Inc. is considering a plan to offer paid cable-TV services to consumers, a move that could unleash a new wave of competition within the traditional TV business.
Google has looked at ways to expand a previously announced project to build a high-speed Internet service in Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., adding video and phone service in a mirror of offerings from cable and telecom companies, according to people briefed on its plans. As a result, Google has discussed distributing major TV channels from companies like Walt Disney Co., Time Warner Inc. and Discovery Communications Inc. as part of the video service, though the discussions were exploratory and no final decisions have been made.
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I'm not the biggest Google fan, but any competition in the cable TV market is welcomed by me.
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wish they would focus more on rolling that high speed internet out around the US VS another TV service.
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I would pay if the service was substantially better than the competition. In all likelihood, it would be high quality.
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If I could pay for only certain channels from anywhere I wanted through them I would only currently want the following...

1-2 anime channels, history channel, military channel, discovery channel, syfy channel and cartoon network for the adult swim shows.

I would still only do this if it was like just like $15 to do it each month. I suppose I could kill discovery/history/military though and still get 90% of what I would watch.

Even better I just want to record/download digital copies of entire Anime series. Maybe rent the stream to the first 4 episodes for a few bucks, then buy my anime. Provided it was HD quality. Hate watching stuff on some of the free sites because it's so low quality and yet to find a premium I liked.
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Good, very good. We need more competition in the states. Prices are ridiculous here.
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