Google is said to be joining other tech companies in the race to launch an online version of pay television.

FOX News Radio's Bill Vitka reports:

Google wants to bring you television on the internet. And do it much like your cable company, but do it by way of email, streaming traditional TV. According to various reports the web giant is pitching major media companies about licensing their content for an internet TV service.

There's no word that any deal is imminent and Google is mining ground that has already attracted Intel, Sony and Apple. So far none of the talk has led to a new service, that may soon change. Intel is planning to launch internet TV by the end of the year.

Bill Vitka, FOX News Radio.