SageTV, a company known for services that “help create and control your media center from multiple devices,” has been acquired by Google.
The obvious speculation is over which functionalities will be snapped up by Google for their own multimedia efforts within Google TV and, possibly, Google cloud services. Google TV currently lacks native DVR capability–a service offered by SageTV–so there’s that possibility.
Also likely is integrating SageTVs Slingbox-like ability to channel live and stored video content from a DVR or PC to remote playback locations, giving users the ability to, say, watch a live TV show on a Google TV-enable device (via an integrated home DVR) anywhere in the world. The SageTV platform is also compatible with a number of video file formats popular online–a clear advantage over the the enforced limitations of iTunes/Apple TV and other services.
Read more at Ars Technica.