I haven't seen any numbers released to know if the Google Video program generated any significant revenue or not, but CBS is already making moves to cut the Mountain View Crew out of a piece of the pie.
New episodes of the popular Survivor reality television series will be made available for download directly from CBS’s Web site for $1.99 per episode, a first in network TV, the company said Wednesday.
CBS is not likely to stop there either.
Its latest plans gives the television network an option to use its own online properties to distribute shows rather than relying on other companies such as Internet company Google or Apple Computer Inc.’s popular iTunes service.
Even though Google admits to bungling the launch of it's video store it's unclear if CBS just wants more of the profits for itself or is interested experimenting with a new distribution medium.