Google has just acquired SageTV, and develops software for its DVRs and home-theater PCs, for an undisclosed sum. Many thanks to Don Reisinger for providing us a lot information. Checkout his findings bellow.
SageTV has been developing their software since 2002. In this platform you can record live television, including full seasons, all credit goes to support for antenna TV, cable, and satellite. A place-shifting feature lets people start watching a show on one device, like their PC or Mac, and continue watching it elsewhere, and nowadays on mobile devices or even in the car.
Google has planned for SageTV?! one possible thing is the service will be integrated into Google TV. That platform, which launched last year, allows people to search all their TV content, as well as access streaming services, like Netflix and Pandora. Not everyone is convinced that SageTV will be coming to Google TV.
“I consider it impossible that Google acquired SageTV so they could add native DVR capabilities to Google TV,” Rakesh Agrawal, founder of SnapStream, a service that directly competed with SageTV before transitioning to “TV search,” said in a blog post. “Remember, Google already manages the program guide, channel changing, and even automating your native DVR.”
In announcing the acquisition over the weekend, SageTV was coy about its future, saying that its “ideas will reach an even larger audience of users worldwide on many different products, platforms, and services.”