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YouTube giving away 100 television sets in Google TV contest

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Hollywood may not be a fan of Google TV, but YouTube loves the idea of the Internet-tube so much that it’s giving away 100 of them.

YouTube has a call out to viewers to submit videos on why they’re “pumped up” about Google TV, the service from Google Inc. that allows viewers to search for television programs online and then watch them on their television sets.

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Broadcast networks have been wary –- even downright hostile -– toward the service.

Winners of the YouTube contest with the most original, entertaining and technically adept videos will be in the running for a prize pool of a hundred 46-inch Sony Internet televisions powered by Google TV.

Videos must be tagged with “YTGTV” and uploaded by Dec. 22. Winners will be announced Jan. 20.

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