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Google open-sourcing the software behind its Fiber TV box

Steve Dent, @stevetdent
March 16, 2015
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SageTV was one of the original streaming companies, with a DVR box, home theater PC software and even a Sling-like place-shifting app. But since Google acquired it in 2011, all that technology has been off the market and limited to Google Fiber TV boxes. Now, SageTV founder (and current Google employee) Jeffrey Kardatzke says that Google "has agreed to open-source the SageTV platform." We're not sure if that means that SageTV's Google Fiber tech will appear in Android TV devices and what it may mean for developers. All Kardatzke said was that the move "will be happening in the near future" (i.e., months, not years). "I'm looking forward to see what the community can do with SageTV once it is fully open."

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