Advanced Television

Google buys SageTV

June 20, 2011

By Colin Mann

DVR software specialist SageTV has revealed on its website that it has been acquired by Google. The likelihood is that Google will add SageTV’s TiVo-like recording capability to GoogleTV and the Google cloud.

“We’re thrilled to announce that SageTV has been acquired by Google,” said the statement.

“Since 2002, we’ve worked to change the TV viewing experience by building cutting-edge software and technology that allows you to create and control your media center from multiple devices. And as the media landscape continues to evolve, we think it’s time our vision of entertainment management grows as well,” said SageTV.

“By teaming up with Google, we believe our ideas will reach an even larger audience of users worldwide on many different products, platforms and services. We’ve seen how Google’s developer efforts are designed to stimulate innovation across the web, and as developers have played a core role in the success of SageTV, we think our shared vision for open technology will help us advance the online entertainment experience,” it continued.

SageTV said that while it didn’t have anything specific to announce at this time, it encouraged interested developers to email:

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