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Samsung may be next to bring TV to the web

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Samsung Electronics has been reported to be speaking with one or more "entertainment companies" about selling an online TV service.

This would be another competitor for the likes of HBO Go, Netflix, and Hulu - though we're not yet completely convinced that the company would take the time to create such a service without already having the content bank to back it up.

Word from Bloomberg is that their sources suggest "the plans are still in the early stages, and Samsung may ultimately decide not to pursue the concept" - which generally means they probably wont.

This same source suggests that Samsung is asking "media companies" how much cash they'd charge to bring their "TV networks in a bundle of channels over the Web."

Whether or not that means the channels would be presented just like TV, commercials and all, is still unknown.

Samsung provided a statement this week on the matter, via Bloomberg: "Our approach is to continue to develop strategic collaborations with content partners rather than compete with them."

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