Google Buys Sage TV

Google TV hasn't exactly been lighting up living rooms with Internet-enhanced television goodness, but an influx of fresh software might be in store. Google has just acquired Sage TV, which has been producing its own proprietary DVR software since 2002.

Sage TV's software runs on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Google TV doesn't have DVR or placeshifting functionality, which Sage TV provides (placeshifting = Slingbox, basically).

No financial terms have been announced. So far, it's only been announced via a post on Sage TV's website.

However, although Sage TV has been reasonably successful on its own, the company said that "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."