Tivo is negotiating with Google and Yahoo over a possible deal aimed at reaching some sort of union between TV and web, two anonymous sources have told CNET. But none of the trio is apparently willing to talk, on or off the record.
One of the sources said Tivo might partner with Google or Yahoo on a new service that would let consumers search for videos on the Web and then watch them on TV. Another source says there's talk of a potential equity investment, including an outright acquisition that would likely be exclusive.
"A partnership between Tivo and a major Internet search engine would offer expansion opportunities for both. Tivo has long talked about becoming the 'Google of TV,' and Google and Yahoo are investing heavily in video services," wrote CNET.