Google has acquired SageTV for an undisclosed sum. The company has been developing media center software for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X since 2002.
SageTV has also developed software to stream television to any computer with internet access. Google did not announce any plans what it will do with the new acquisition, but it seems likely that the company will integrate SageTv with its fledgling Google TV service
Sage TV commented on its company website: “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.”