Super-duper secret talks regarding online video are under way between Google and Simon Fuller, the man who brought us the Spice Girls and created the “American Idol” format.
At least that’s the report from Britain’s The Observer, which quotes undercover sources:
“It’s a big idea on a global scale,” the guy close to Fuller said. “It will change television in much the way iTunes changed the way music is disseminated.”
Fuller did not comment personally, of course, nor has Google had anything to say about this. But that quote sure made the rounds on a slow holiday weekend. (Now it’s here on Download Movies 101, too. Sad.)
Looks like a content deal, most likely on a proprietary format of some kind. Or it’s rubbish.
Google Video, as you recall, folded in a big hurry after the search giant bought YouTube.