We have talked about SageTV in the past here at UWHS, and this morning we found out that SageTV have been acquired by Google!
So what is SageTV (in case you haven’t heard of it)?
SageTV lets you enjoy your favourite TV shows and online video when you want, wherever you want on any TV, PC or Mac!
Browse, search and watch all the latest online video from Google Video from the comfort of your couch with SageTV Media Center.
Enjoy the most popular online videos, news, movie trailers, TV shows, comedy, music videos and more at the push of a button on your remote control.
Here is the announcement:
We’re thrilled to announce that SageTV has been acquired by Google.
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. 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. We look forward to joining Google, and while we don’t have anything specific to announce at this time, we encourage interested developers to email:
Full speed ahead!
The SageTV Team
So watch out for more news soon, but I suspect this is Google’s way of trying to kick-start their Google TV plans again, because lets be honest, they didn’t go quite as Google wanted last time.Learn more from the SageTV website