03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Google Talks TV Ambitions With "Idol" Creator

Google may give its television ambitions a much-needed jolt by teaming up with Simon Fuller, the British entrepreneur behind the Spice Girls and "American Idol."

The Internet giant has been in talks with Fuller for about a year about a pact that it believes could revolutionize the way entertainment and music are distributed, London's Observer newspaper reported yesterday, citing sources close to the entertainment mogul.

"It's a big idea on a global scale," one source told the paper. "It will change television in much the way iTunes changed the way music is disseminated."

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