Monday, April 18, 2005


TiVo is in talks with Internet search giants Google and Yahoo over a possible deal aimed at bridging television and the Web, CNET has learned.


A second person familiar with the talks said TiVo has held talks with both Google and Yahoo about a potential equity investment, including the possibility of an outright acquisition.


TiVo has long talked about becoming the "Google of TV," eventually enabling its 3 million subscribers to search for and watch any broadcast or broadband media. Though TiVo opened the door for video downloads straight from the Web, it does not yet offer such a feature.

As a HUGE fan of both TIVO and GOOGLE, I think this would be an absolute marriage made in heaven. I can already imagine having my TIVO being able to search and connect to any media linked to GOOGLE VIDEO... Live streaming from the web of GOOGLE-FIED content... SIGN ME UP!

linked at the OTB jam...