Google and Dish Network 'Tests TV Search Service'

Google is testing a new Television-programming search service with Dish Network to combine Internet content with conventional TV: “The service—which runs on TV set-top boxes using elements of Google’s Android operating system—allows users to search content from Dish as well as other Web video, like YouTube, and to personalize a lineup of shows, according to […]

Google is testing a new Television-programming search service with Dish Network to combine Internet content with conventional TV: “The service—which runs on TV set-top boxes using elements of Google’s Android operating system—allows users to search content from Dish as well as other Web video, like YouTube, and to personalize a lineup of shows, according to these people. Viewers can search by typing on a keyboard, instead of using a remote control. Google hopes to link the service up with its nascent TV ad-brokering business, allowing it to target ads to individual households based on viewing and TV search data,” reports WSJ.